Douro for value and consistency


Portugal's Douro Valley continues to revitalise its fortunes via the dry table reds and whites that have proliferated in recent years. Its large variety of native grapes makes it a great place to find wines that are appreciably different to the handful of 'international' varieties that have become so dominant elsewhere. 

This group of tasting notes was mostly taken in November 2017 at a New Douro-themed tasting in London, involving a few dozen producers who have teamed up to present their wines together. Most of the vintages on display were 2015 and 2016, both of which are considered solid if...