Every year we take a peak at the results of the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines List for that year to see how wines from Spain and Portugal are noted. More publishers are creating these lists these days, and we don’t put that much stock in them. However it is interesting to see how wines from Spain and Portugal are being appreciated by one of the industry’s most established publications.
Both Spain and Portugal did very well this year, as they did in 2014. Notable again is the rise of fortified wines (generosos), such as Sherry (Jerez) and Port. Spain has 10 wines this year in the Top 100, from #6 to #80. Portugal had 5 wines on the list, with a Port and a Madeira taking top spots at #16 and #24. Click here to be taken to the Top 100 page.