2017 Port Vintage Report

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2017 Vintage Port Declared We are pleased to announce that the major port houses have declared the 2017 Port Vintage.
This is the first ever consecutive declaration and follows the acclaimed 2016 Vintage. This is a milestone moment in port history and is the result of two very different but extremely high-quality years for port in the Douro. Nothing less than a spectacular year would have justified the first general ‘back-to-back’ Vintage Port declaration.

The 2016 declaration is the first since the outstanding 2011 vintage and will inevitably draw comparisons. I have now had two tastings of the 2016, one in May and one in September. My overall impression is that the declaration is justified. The wines are lighter in body and at this stage in their evolution. Compared to the 2011 they are more nuanced and perhaps reflective of the winemaker’s skill and house style.

The 2017 wines were the result of an advanced growing cycle which led to the earliest harvest ever recorded as winemakers and port producers. Warmer, drier conditions than usual resulted in small, compact bunches of grapes in excellent condition, with yields amongst the lowest of the century so far, 20% below the 10-year average. The resulting wines are characterised by extraordinary intensity, concentration and structure, combined with stunning aromas and freshness.

The quality of these young Vintage Ports and their fantastic potential mean that we believe 2017 will long be remembered as a year of incredible wines with stunning concentration, intensity, and balanced structure.

Given the very low-yielding year, the 2017 Vintage Port is the smallest declaration of the 21st century, with en primeur volumes approximately a third less than in 2016!

Vintage Wine and Port are now working with port houses to secure a good allocation which we will offer en-primeur to previous customers in mid-May. We will then release a wider offer to the general public at the end of May. So far, we have secured ports from Taylors, Fonseca, Croft, Grahams, Grahams’s Stone Terraces, Smith Woodhouse, Cockburns. Dow, Vesuvio, Quevedo, Palmer, Pocas, Vesuvio Capella, Noval, Noval Nacional, Niepoort and Warres. We are working to build the most comprehensive list ever offered!

60 products found.

Maynard's Port, 2017

Organic Vintage Port

(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

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Presented in a beautiful, traditional, stenciled bottle. And what was inside the bottle didn't disappoint. Indeed, it far exceeded our expectations. It's silky and fresh, with wonderful purity of fruit.

As the wine ages it softens and slowly sheds its deep dark colour, gaining in structure and complexity. As Vintage Port throws a natural "crust or sediment in the bottle, it should be stood upright for 24 hours and decanted carefully before serving.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Maynard's Port, 2017

Organic Vintage Port
6 x 75CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE


Presented in a beautiful bottle. And what was inside the bottle didn't disappoint. Indeed, it far exceeded our expectations. It's silky and fresh, with wonderful purity of fruit.

As the wine ages it softens and slowly sheds its deep dark colour, gaining in structure and complexity. As Vintage Port throws a natural "crust or sediment in the bottle, it should be stood upright for 24 hours and decanted carefully before serving.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
4x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case
DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

4x150cl Case Offered DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY


Just 6 magnum cases (4 x 150cl) allocated to the whole UK market. An amazing value port rated in the outstanding category.

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The Burmester Vintage Port 2017 is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, this is warm, lightly textured with minerality and touched by toastiness. The tannins are soft, already well integrated with the floral black fruits.
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Price: £235.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6 x 75cl Bottle Case
IN BOND
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6 x 75 Cl Case Case Offered IN BOND


Just 30 cases (6 x 75cl) allocated to the whole UK market. An amazing value port rated in the outstanding category.

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

The Burmester Vintage Port 2017 is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, this is warm, lightly textured with minerality and touched by toastiness. The tannins are soft, already well integrated with the floral black fruits.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 17 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6 x 75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY


Just 40 cases (6 x 75cl) allocated to the whole UK market. An amazing value port rated in the outstanding category.

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

The Burmester Vintage Port 2017 is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, this is warm, lightly textured with minerality and touched by toastiness. The tannins are soft, already well integrated with the floral black fruits.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6 x 75CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)


FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE


Review Scores
*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 17.5+/20 - Richard Mayson "... well-priced and looks to be the bargain of the vintage." ***
*** 95/100 Vinous Neil Martin ***
*** 17.5/20 Jancis robinson ***



Technical Sheets
Cockburn's 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting note
The Cockburn 2017 has resinous, forest floor aromas with bergamot notes mingling with rockrose scents.
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Price: £240.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Technical Sheets
Cockburn's 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting note
The Cockburn 2017 has resinous, forest floor aromas with bergamot notes mingling with rockrose scents.
Fresh, mineral notes are evocative of eucalyptus and anise. The palate is intense with layers of blueberry and kirsch flavours underpinned by peppery tannins which provide Cockburn’s signature grip.
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.


6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE


Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 94/100 - Vinous ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

Tasting Note
Dense inky core fading to a magenta rim. A seductive Croft nose, ripe and voluptuous but with the depth and density characteristic of the 2017 vintage. As usual, plump, juicy blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry form the backdrop. However, the nose is soon drawn into a vortex of heady,
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Price: £334.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6 x 75CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 94/100 - Vinous ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

Tasting Note
Dense inky core fading to a magenta rim. A seductive Croft nose, ripe and voluptuous but with the depth and density characteristic of the 2017 vintage. As usual, plump, juicy blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry form the backdrop. However, the nose is soon drawn into a vortex of heady, complex aroma in which resiny scents of eucalyptus and gumcistus blend with pungent notes of sage and mint, fresh hints of grapefruit and a mellow spiciness.
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Price: £249.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
12 x 37.5CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

12x37.5cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 94/100 - Vinous ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

Tasting Note
Dense inky core fading to a magenta rim. A seductive Croft nose, ripe and voluptuous but with the depth and density characteristic of the 2017 vintage. As usual, plump, juicy blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry form the backdrop. However, the nose is soon drawn into a vortex of heady, complex aroma in which resiny scents of eucalyptus and gumcistus blend with pungent notes of sage and mint, fresh hints of grapefruit and a mellow spiciness.
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(12 x 37.5cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 94/100 - Vinous ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

Tasting Note
Dense inky core fading to a magenta rim. A seductive Croft nose, ripe and voluptuous but with the depth and density characteristic of the 2017 vintage. As usual, plump, juicy blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry form the backdrop. However, the nose is soon drawn into a vortex of heady,
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Price: £340.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Fladgate Vintage Port Presentation Case, 2017

Vintage Port Collection (3x75cl)
2017 Taylor's + 2017 Fonseca + 2017 croft in presentation box
IN BOND
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

3 x 75 Cl Case Case Offered IN BOND


FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Presented in a bespoke wooden box, this 2017 Vintage Port collection contains three excellent wines from the highly esteemed vintage. Featuring Taylor; often the most intellectually satisfying of all of the Vintage Ports and one with the greatest ageing potential, Croft; whose wines of the 40s and 50s (1945 and 1955 for example) are the stuff of legend, as well as Fonseca; where violets, black tea and cassis dominate the aromas, followed by trademark sweetness and tannic elegance on the palate, this mixed case highlights the success of this recently declared vintage.
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Price: £185.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fladgate Vintage Port Presentation Case, 2017

Vintage Port Collection (3x75cl)
2017 Taylor's + 2017 Fonseca + 2017 croft in presentation box
DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

3 x 75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY


FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Presented in a bespoke wooden box, this 2017 Vintage Port collection contains three excellent wines from the highly esteemed vintage. Featuring Taylor; often the most intellectually satisfying of all of the Vintage Ports and one with the greatest ageing potential, Croft; whose wines of the 40s and 50s (1945 and 1955 for example) are the stuff of legend, as well as Fonseca; where violets, black tea and cassis dominate the aromas,
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Price: £258.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Note
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood.
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Price: £419.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6 x 75CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Note
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood.
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Price: £320.00
Stock: 18 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
12 x 37.5CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

12x37.5cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Note
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood.
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Price: £329.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(12 x 37.5cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Note
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. A slatey minerality holds this exuberant fruitiness in check. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood.
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Price: £429.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6 x 75CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Grahams 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Review Scores
*** 18+/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 97/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous Neal Martin ***
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***


Tasting Note
The wine is a truly outstanding example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing. Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge concentration, the aromas of blackberry, plum and bergamot leap out of the glass.
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Price: £330.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 18+/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 97/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous Neal Martin ***
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Grahams 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting Note
The wine is a truly outstanding example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing. Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge concentration, the aromas of blackberry, plum and bergamot leap out of the glass.
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Price: £432.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(12 x 37.5cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 18+/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 97/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous Neal Martin ***
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Grahams 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting Note
The wine is a truly outstanding example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing. Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge concentration, the aromas of blackberry, plum and bergamot leap out of the glass.
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Price: £442.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
12 x 37.5CL Case
In Bond - no duty or VAT En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 18+/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 97/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous Neal Martin ***
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Grahams 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting Note
The wine is a truly outstanding example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing. Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge concentration, the aromas of blackberry, plum and bergamot leap out of the glass.
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Price: £338.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(6x75cl) IN BOND
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY LATE 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE


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Price: £169.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY END 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered Duty Paid INCLUSIVE OF VAT, DUTY AND DELIVERY TO A UK ADDRESS

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE


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Price: £235.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(6x75cl) IN BOND
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY LATE 2019.

6x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE


Review Scores
*** 96/100 Vinous Neil martin ***
*** 19.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

All the components were trodden by foot in circular granite lagares with 100% stems. The wines were racked soon after harvest, aged in "tonéis” in the Douro over the winter, and then moved to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia in March 2018.

A wonderful dark purple rim and great depth of colour marks the appearance of the Vintage Port.
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Price: £310.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(12 x 37.5cl) IN BOND
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY LATE 2019.

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered In-bond (no Duty or VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

Review Scores
*** 96/100 Vinous Neil martin ***
*** 19.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

All the components were trodden by foot in circular granite lagares with 100% stems. The wines were racked soon after harvest, aged in "tonéis” in the Douro over the winter, and then moved to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia in March 2018.

A wonderful dark purple rim and great depth of colour marks the appearance of the Vintage Port.
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Price: £338.00
Stock: 8 in Stock