James Suckling is one of the most respected wine experts today. A journalist and wine critic, he was a senior editor at the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator. He currently has his own website, JamesSuckling.com, and publishes the TOP 100 Portuguese Wines 2023.

JamesSuckling.com reflects his four decades of experience and has 25 employees worldwide, having evaluated more than 41,000 wines in 2023.

“I believe that today’s wine consumer deserves more than just simple written reviews. They need to see with their own eyes the place, the people, and the evaluation process. There is indeed much more to learn about wine than just simple numbers and prose.” – James Suckling

Suckling’s rating system is a 100-point scale.

“A wine that we rate 90 points or more is excellent (A). It’s a wine we want to drink a glass of and is an excellent purchase. If we rate a wine 95 points or more (A+), it is a must-buy and is a bottle we want to drink in its entirety!”


Find wines from the James Suckling TOP 100 Portuguese Wines 2023 in the links below. All rated above 90 points.


Wine Rate
Casa Ferreirinha Douro Reserva Especial 2014 98
Graham’s Vintage Port Single Harvest Tawny 1997 97
Taylor’s Port 50 Year Old Tawny Golden Age 97
Niepoort Douro Charme 2021 96
Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinha da Granja 2019 96
Quinta do Vallado Port 20 Years Old Tawny 96
Niepoort Douro Coche 2021 96
Graham’s Vintage Port The Stone Terraces 2021 95
Taylor’s Port 20 Year Old Tawny 95
Quinta da Foz Douro Grande Reserva 2019 95
Quinta do Crasto Douro Vinha Maria Teresa 2019 95
Quinta dos Carvalhais Dão Branco Especial 95
Quinta de la Rosa Douro Branco Tim Grande Reserva 2019 94
Van Zellers & Co Port 30 Years Old Tawny 94
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vintage Port 2017 94
Ferreira Port 20 Year Old Tawny Dona Antonia 94
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional Douro 2019 94
Duorum Douro O.Leucura 2015 94
Sandeman Port 20 Year Old Tawny 94
Quinta da Romaneira Touriga Nacional Douro Três Parcelas 2020 94
Quinta da Romaneira Douro Branco Reserva 2022 94
Niepoort Douro Redoma Reserva 2021 94
Duorum Douro Field Blend Reserva 2018 93
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Vinho Península de Setúbal Dona Ermelinda Grande Reserva 2020      93
Quinta Nova Douro Branco Blanc de Noir Reserva 2021 93
Symington Alentejo Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco 2021 93


Good vibes!