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!

32 products found.

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
4x150cl (Magnum Format) Bottle Case
IN BOND
En Primeur - Delivery Late 2019

4x150cl Case Offered IN BOND


Just 6 magnum cases (4 x 150cl) 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: £169.00
Stock: 3 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.

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: £235.00
Stock: 3 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 40 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: 20 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: 20 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

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. A very complete wine, complex and finely tuned that suggests impressive longevity.
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Price: £240.00
Stock: 7 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: £306.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow'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

Technical Sheets
Dows 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting notes
It is rare to see such tremendous depth and intensity in colour as this wine displays The freshness of the floral aromas is very attractive with a dominance of rockrose, a flower that grows wild around the hills of Senhora da Ribeira. On the palate, it is exceptionally full-bodied, rich and powerful with black fruit coming to the fore.
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Price: £330.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Dow'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

Technical Sheets
Dows 2017 Vintage Port Technical Sheets

Tasting notes
It is rare to see such tremendous depth and intensity in colour as this wine displays. The freshness of the floral aromas is very attractive with a dominance of rockrose, a flower that grows wild around the hills of Senhora da Ribeira. On the palate, it is exceptionally full-bodied, rich and powerful with black fruit coming to the fore.
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Price: £432.00
Stock: 6 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

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. On the palate there are layers of black fruit with fresh apricot highlights, and an amazingly long and persistent finish.
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Price: £330.00
Stock: 8 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

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. On the palate there are layers of black fruit with fresh apricot highlights, and an amazingly long and persistent finish.
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Price: £432.00
Stock: 8 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

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. On the palate there are layers of black fruit with fresh apricot highlights, and an amazingly long and persistent finish.
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Price: £442.00
Stock: 6 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

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. On the palate there are layers of black fruit with fresh apricot highlights, and an amazingly long and persistent finish.
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Price: £338.00
Stock: 6 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: 10 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: £236.40
Stock: 10 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

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
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Price: £310.00
Stock: 9 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

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
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Price: £338.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(3 x 150cl) IN BOND
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY OCTOBER 2019.

3 x 150cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
more >>>

Price: £338.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Niepoort 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

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
more >>>

Price: £410.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(12 x 37.5cl) DUTY PAID, INCL. VAT AND DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY LATE 2019.

12 x 37.5cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY TO A UK ADDRESS)

FOR IN-BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
more >>>

Price: £444.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

New

VINTAGE PORT
(3 x 150cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY
EN PRIMEUR OFFER - DELIVERY LATE 2019.

3 x 150cl Case Offered Duty paid including Vat and Delivery to a UK address

FOR IN-BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

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.

The aroma is dominated by a superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the front palate, leading into a fresh middle palate with very seductive flavours of dark fruits.
more >>>

Price: £444.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 2017

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

*** Highly Recommended ***

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

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

The 2017 Quevedo is, without doubt, our best value port representing outstanding quality at an exceptionally low price. It is highly recommended by our wine buyer who says that the quality compares very favourably to ports more than twice the price!

Our review: Tasted at the Big Fortified Tasting, April 2019. The 2017 Quevedo has a great deep inky-purple colour that marks the appearance of a Vintage Port.
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Price: £150.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 2017

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

*** Highly Recommended ***

6x75cl Case Offered Duty Paid including VAT and delivery to a UK address.

FOR IN BOND PRICES CLICK HERE

The 2017 Quevedo is, without doubt, our best value port representing outstanding quality at an exceptionally low price. It is highly recommended by our wine buyer who says that the quality compares very favourably to ports more than twice the price!

Our review: Tasted at the Big Fortified Tasting, April 2019. The 2017 Quevedo has a great deep inky-purple colour that marks the appearance of a Vintage Port.
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Price: £215.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta do Noval 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

Christian Seely believes the 2017s to be exceptional:

“I consider these wines to be among the best that I have known during my time at Quinta do Noval. The decision to declare them was a very easy one. As is well known, at Quinta do Noval, we do not hesitate to make small declarations of our Vintage Ports even in years which are not being generally declared, provided that the quality is excellent. But the 2017 is clearly an exceptional year which I believe will be remembered as one of the historic Vintage Port declarations of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £335.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quinta do Noval 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

Christian Seely believes the 2017s to be exceptional:

“I consider these wines to be among the best that I have known during my time at Quinta do Noval. The decision to declare them was a very easy one. As is well known, at Quinta do Noval, we do not hesitate to make small declarations of our Vintage Ports even in years which are not being generally declared, provided that the quality is excellent. But the 2017 is clearly an exceptional year which I believe will be remembered as one of the historic Vintage Port declarations of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £438.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quinta do Vale Meao, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) In Bond
En Primeur Offer | Delivery early 2020.

6x75 cl cases offered In Bond (no Duty or VAT).

FOR DUTY PAID PRICES CLICK HERE

This is a vintage port produced solely from the exceptional vineyards of the Quinta do Vale Meao in the Douro Superior.

This historic Estate, founded in 1877 by the legendary Port producer Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira and now owned by her great great grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal, is situated in the wild upper reaches of the Douro and has consistently produced top quality grapes. The Quinta has consistently released outstanding quality Vintage Ports that have rated highly in tastings and awards.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 10 in Stock