Star buys of 2015 Spain and Portugal

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There is a strong showing for Portuguese wine in the list of Decanter star buys for 2015, from vintage Port to Douro wines and Vinho Verde – as the collection below shows.

They are joined by Rioja reserva 2010 and a premium gran reserva Cava from the 2009 vintage.

All of these star buys from Spain and Portugal were originally judged as ‘outstanding’ in Decanter expert tastings. In other words, they scored at least 95 points. They were subsequently re-tasted blind by Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Xavier Rousset MS.

See the wines from Spain and Portugal below – with Portugal faring particularly well, with seven out of the ten wines, showing the quality of the red wines, as well as Port.

There’s also a premium Cava from Spain, demonstrating the high quality achievable from this style of sparkling wine.

Baron de Ley, Reserva 2010

Baron de Ley set out to make Riojas in a modern style, and has continued to experiment with blends, and


These star buys are part of Decanter’s top 50 star buys of 2015 series. Look out for the top 10 wines of 2015 on 29 December.