Lionel: Chris and I attended a Portugese wine tasting recently organized by a new wine importer that was set up specifically to promote Portugese wines. Now when one mentions wine from Portugal, it is normally associated with port. Unknown to many, inspite of its size as a country, Portugal ranks sixth in the world as a wine producing country.
While many wine critics actually rate Portugal as one of the most tradional wine countries, it is also in the forefront of some of the most imaginative and innovative wine making today. Though, it may still take awhile before they find their footing on the international stage especially in the Asian market, you could taste the potential in their wines and with almost 200 indigenous variety of grapes, there are some surprises!
The pictures below are but some of the reds and the best we had that evening was the Quinta das Baceladas 2004, a blend of Cab Sauv and Merlot. If you would like to try some of these wines, contact Templars Malaysia S/B at 03 62777005.