Portuguese reds on a roll

Hugo Mendes

Another episode in our (almost) regular series of reviews of wines from Portugal. Above, winemaker Hugo Mendes poses for photographer Ricardo Bernardo.

Julia writes Today’s 100 wines are all red. We published a collection of notes on Portuguese white wines at the end of August, and reds must have their day.

Many of the wines were sent to me to taste at home, others were poured at the ViniPortugal tasting in London in September; the Quinta do Noval wines were presented at a lunch hosted by Noval’s managing director Christian Seely to mark the release of the Noval and Noval...