Put these on your list of must-buys in the coming months: the red wines of Portugal's Douro Valley. In the last decade, they have rocketed from obscurity to near the pinnacle of quality. I have just completed a tasting of top Douro reds from the hot 2003 vintage, and quality is sensational, with 15 wines scoring an outstanding 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator 's 100-point scale.
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