The Best New Wines from Portugal

In the hopes of providing Wine Cellar readers with an alternative to pricey red Burgundies, I have included tasting notes on the best new table wines I've tasted from Portugal in recent months. (I currently plan to offer coverage of port in the next issue.) Tariffs for Portugal best red wines are also on the rise, especially for the growing number of varietal bottlings from that country best indigenous grapes most notably touriga nacional, arguably the finest of the varieties used in the production of port. But each year my tastings of Portuguese wine turn up numerous rich, characterful examples at impossibly low prices, often in single digits. These bottles rank among the world's best wine values.