15 BEST BUYS in the REVISTA DE VINHOS wine magazine in 2013

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December 31, 2013

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ALTA CORTE red 2010
15.0 pt
With Caladoc and Tinta Roriz, has plenty of ripe fruit in the aroma and a dry vanilla notes. Fresh in the mouth, medium-bodied, plum and red fruit, median concentration and some acidity in the finish. Versatile and convincing. (13%)

BIGODE red 2011
14.5 pt
Much fruit, well matured, macerated fruit. Soft in the mouth, correct and balanced, again centered on the black fruit. Simple yet modern, light and appealing. To search for the everyday consumption. (12.5%)

CONSENSUS white 2012
16.5 pt
Made on the basis of Arinto, with some Chardonnay. Shows up very lemony, with hints of orange peel and light smoked. With good volume in the mouth, full of flavor and freshness, vibrant, serious, persistent wine. (12.5%)

CORETO white 2012
14.5 pt
Aroma very focused in floral games, some white fruit and banana. Reveals pleasant fruit in the mouth, with some slight body and creaminess. Yet simple, uncomplicated and direct profile has a straight and modern style. (12.5%)

CORETO rosé 2012
14.5 pt
Aroma serious, even strong, with fresh strawberry highlighted, all in a direct and uncomplicated style. Mouth with red fruit, strawberries, currants, more generous in the tasting than the aroma. Balanced, well done and enjoyable. (12%)

FONTE DO BECO Castelão red 2011
15 pt
Ripe fruit in a nose of great intensity. Tar, chocolate, liquorish notes. Tasty, light, very smooth and polished mouth (which is not normal for the variety in new wines). It worth by the seductive nose and general polishing. It's hard to ask more for the price. (14%)

GRAND'ARTE Alvarinho 2012
16.0 pt
Citrus aroma, very fine and elegantly without edges, linking here ripe fruit with notes of the varietal, we feel some dry vegetable in the structure. In the tasting we feel a very good harmony, polished, very well done, convincing and consensual. (12.5%)

GRAND'ARTE Chardonnay 2012
16 pt
The fruit of apricot with a little banana with light touch of wood dominate an expressive aroma, mouth emerges with strength and presence, engaging, fat, but also fresh and very refined finish. (12.5%)

GRAND'ARTE Touriga Nacional red 2009
16.5 pt
A concentrated Touriga without being elegant and restrained, with fruit of blackberries and plums very expressive, alongside the attractive notes of cocoa. Silky and fat, very fresh, juicy, delicious. (13%)

PEDRAS DO MONTE Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz red 2010
15 pt
With Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Roriz. Very intense in the nose, beautiful red fruit, menthol and slight notes of ripe fig. Generous in the mouth with balance and a tasty end. Very well tailored with a modern approach. (13.0%)

POINT WEST Touriga Nacional red 2009
15.5 pt
Some evolution, with chocolate, raisins, black and blue fruit, some spices, tar. Full-bodied and round, with well wrapped acidity, soft tannins, finishes very focused, with good texture. (13%)

POINT WEST Alvarinho and Chardonnay white 2012
15 pt
Notes of beeswax, honey and dried flowers, then yellow fruit discreet and a little bit of fresh herbs. Good body, with good acidity involved, mild sweetness, long finish, due to the mellow and roasted tones. (12.5%)

PORTADA red Winemaker's Selection 2011
14.5 pt
Black fruit, toasty, a chemical note, a mature tone, port wine, jams. Full-bodied and round, with rough tannins very involved with the slight sweetness of the wine, lively acidity, bittersweet ending. (12.5%)

SEGADA white 2012
15 pt
Very citrous aroma, also with white peach and light floral notes. Tasty in the mouth, notes of pineapple and lemon, fresh, light and very cheerful. Final refreshing mouth. A captivating wine. (12.5%)

VEGA Douro red 2011
15.5 pt
Fine aroma, with ripe, elegant fruit and character, well designed in order to be consumed now. The style is simple but the mouth is very gourmet, all of it provided the balance between tannins and fruit. (13.5%)