Double gold medal to ”Danish” port
One of the most prestigious and biggest wine competitions in the world, Mundus vini, is held annually in Neustadt, Germany.
In 2011 the committee of judges, consisting of 180 well-known international wine experts, tasted more than 6,000 wines from all over the world.
So far, no wine has managed to get the desirable 100 points since the competition was first held in 2001. Nevertheless, every year very few wines get very close to the dream. These wines are awarded a double gold medal (GROSSES GOLD).
But in order to be taken into consideration for this desirable and highly esteemed honour the wine has to obtain at least 95 points – and only the wines with the very highest points are awarded with GROSSES GOLD. This means that the wines might have obtained an even higher score than the 95 points.
In 2011, only 33 out of 6,000 wines were awarded the double gold medal – among them a port; Late Bottled Vintage 2006 from the Danish owned Quinta do Pégo.
Written 23/9-2011 at 08.27