Our greatest release of the year is the one of the new top-of-the-range Branco da Ribeira 2017, which has been awarded 93 points in its debut from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Critic Mark Squires describes our new white as follows:
“What do you get by trading up here? Well, it has more oak, but the Arinto’s big acidity slices and dices the wood effortlessly. It is very clean. Showing a lot of bite on the finish and that fine acidity, this is precise, elegant and fairly intense. The finish is very long. In a tough year, this seems pretty miraculous. It has some upside potential too. It certainly is not done developing—which is a good and necessary thing to say about a young wine in this price range. It may even age better than anticipated. Overall, it is a pretty stunning debut”.
– Mark Squires, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The year of our centenary, 2018, has been a remarkable year for us. A year of many news, some of them very special, and full of awards and distinctions for our wines:
The 2015 edition of our top-of-the-range red Símbolo, which has recently been awarded 94+ points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and 94 points from Wine Enthusiast and 92 points by Wine Spectator.
Poças Reserva Red 2016
The 2016 edition of a classic, Poças Reserva Red 2016, received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast and 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
Poças Porto Vintage 2016
From a year declared as Vintage, the newly launched Poças Porto Vintage 2016 received 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 93 points from Wine Spectator and 17.5 points (out of 20) from the magazine Grandes Escolhas.
Poças Colheita 2008
The most recent Poças Colheita (2008) to hit the market earned 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Coroa d’Ouro and Vale de Cavalos
Also new on the market are the new harvests of Coroa d’Ouro White 2017 and Coroa d’Ouro Red 2016 (15.5 points from Grandes Escolhas) and Vale de Cavalos White 2017 and Vale de Cavalos Red 2016 (16 points from Grandes Escolhas).
- Poças LBV 2013: 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
- Poças Porto Colheita 1995: 16.5 points from Grandes Escolhas