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Jancis Robinson reviews port wines

Wines of Portugal | 08 May '13
Jancis Robinson reviews port wines
2011 has been declared a year for vintage port and Jancis Robinson, a prestigious Master of Wine tasted 31 vintage port in London.
Taylor’s Vargellas Vinha Velha obtained the highest classification in the wine tasting – 19.5 (out of 20). According to Jancis Robinson this port ‘may just be the finest wine produced anywhere in the world in 2011’.
 
Robinson adds that ‘there is little doubt that 2011 produced some stunning vintage ports, into which more effort and skill has gone than any other previous vintage in the Douro. And I find it impossible to think of any other wine region, anywhere in the world, that produced better wines’.

The wines tasted are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Alves de Sousa 2011 port | 16.5 | Drink 2020-2030

Barros 2011 port | 16 | Drink 2024-2035

Churchill 2011 port | 17.5 | Drink 2030-2055

Cockburn's 2011 port | 18.5 | Drink 2028-2048

Croft 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2030-2050

Dalva 2011 port | 16.5 | Drink 2025-2035

Dow's 2011 port | 18.5 | Drink 2023-2050

Ferreira 2011 port | 17.5 | Drink 2025-2050

Fonseca 2011 port | 19.5 | Drink 2035-2080

Graham, Stone Terraces 2011 port | 18.5 | Drink 2022-2050

Graham 2011 port | 19 | Drink 2025-2060

Kopke 2011 port | 16 | Drink 2020-2030

Niepoort, Bioma Vinha Velha 2011 port | 18.5 | Drink 2035-2080

Niepoort 2011 port | 18.5++ Drink | 2030-2070

Offley, Boa Vista 2011 port | 16.5 | Drink 2024-2040

Quinta do Passadouro 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2020-2035

Quinta do Portal 2011 port | 16.5 | Drink 2028-2045

Ramos Pinto 2011 port | 17++ | Drink 2030-2060

Quinta de Roriz 2011 port | 17.5 | Drink 2025-2045

Quinta de la Rosa 2011 port | 17.5 | Drink 2025-2040

Rozès 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2030-2050

Sandeman 2011 port | 17.5 | Drink 2030-2055

Smith Woodhouse 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2030-2050

Taylor 2011 port | 19.5 | Drink 2040-2080

Taylor, Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 port | 19.5 | Drink 2020-2070

Quinta Vale D Maria 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2020-2035

Quinta do Vale Meão 2011 port | 18 | Drink 2028-2050

Quinta do Vesúvio 2011 port | 18.5 | Drink 2022-2045

Quinta do Vesuvio, Capela 2011 port | 19 |  Drink 2030-2055

Warre's 2011 port | 18 | Drink 2020-2050

Wine and Soul, Pintas 2011 port | 17 | Drink 2025-2040
 

Comments

  1. João Paulo Farinha
    The wine shop "Coisas do Arco do Vinho" (in Lisbon) will be very please to offer you a taste of the "Vieira de Sousa Vintage 2011", that probably someone has forgotten sending you. Best regards, João Paulo Farinha

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