2017 Port Vintage Report

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We are pleased to announce that the major port houses have declared the 2017 Port Vintage. Extremely rare, this is the Symington family's 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.

Warmer, drier conditions than usual resulted in an early harvest of 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. Their quality and fantastic potential mean that we believe 2017 will long be remembered as a year of incredible wines.

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! So far, we have secured en primeur 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!

42 products found.

Burmester Port, 2017

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Vintage Port in Branded Gift Case
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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. Drink the wine from 2020.

Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional (50%) and Touriga Franca (50%), from vines more than 25 years old from Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro Superior.

Reviews
88 Points Mark Squire - Wine Advocate Jul 2019
The 2017 Vintage Port is mostly a 50/45 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional (Tinta Roriz for the rest) coming in with 102 grams of residual sugar.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 229 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle

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.
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: £62.50
Stock: 4 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID,

6x75cl bottles Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

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. A very complete wine, complex and finely tuned that suggests impressive longevity.
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Price: £349.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Tappit Hen (2.25L)

Please note this is a rare Tappit Hen 2.25L Format

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.
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: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle 75cl

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. On the palate, firm, sinewy tannins are wrapped in a thick envelope of dense, velvety texture.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Magnum (150cl) Single Bottle

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. On the palate, firm, sinewy tannins are wrapped in a thick envelope of dense, velvety texture.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(1 x 37.5cl- HALF bottle)

*** 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. On the palate, firm, sinewy tannins are wrapped in a thick envelope of dense, velvety texture.
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Price: £32.50
Stock: 23 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Croft SERIKOS Vintage Port Single Bottle 1 x 75cl

18.5/20 Jancis Robinson
First time this wine has been bottled separately as it makes up at least 50% of the Croft blend. The name Serikosrefers to the production of silk on the estate after phylloxera. TourigaNacional, TourigaFrancesa, Tinto Cão, TintaRoriz, TintaBarroca. TA 4.83 g/l, pH 3.82, RS 104 g/l. 2,425 bottles produced.

Dark purple with narrow purple rim. Still packed with fruit but not quite as exuberant as the Croft at this stage. Darker fruited and a touch smoky, rocky. Pure and precise. Gorgeous impression of dryness here, even though of course it is so sweet, the tannins have implausible silky finesse and the whole is in perfect balance.
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Price: £165.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Double Magnum (300cl) Single Bottle

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. On the palate, firm, sinewy tannins are wrapped in a thick envelope of dense, velvety texture.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle

Review Scores
*** 18.5/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 98/100 - Vinous Neil Martin ***


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: £79.95
Stock: 51 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £445.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle 1 x 75CL

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
MAGNUM (150 cl) Single bottle

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(1 x 37.5cl HALF bottle)

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £39.50
Stock: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
DOUBLE MAGNUM (300 cl) Single bottle

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £375.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Imperiale (600 cl) Single bottle

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. The first impression on the palate, as on the nose, is of tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit, which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish.
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Price: £795.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle (75Cl)

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. 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: £89.00
Stock: 57 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(1 x 37.5cl- HALF bottle)

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. 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: £39.50
Stock: 102 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Magnum (150Cl)

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. 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: £179.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias Port, 2017

Vintage Port

The 2017 Messias Vintage Port is our best value 2017 port. However, there is no compromise on quality from this popular Portuguese shipper. The 2017 has a nose of a classic port, It has a moderate nose of brandied alcohol. The port is slightly drier than the traditional English shippers and may be a little more approachable to those new to Port wines. Good palate of cherries, liquorice, a moderate hit of alcohol with substantive fruit. Very enjoyable with some blue cheeses and pears.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Messias Port, 2017

Vintage Port

The 2018 Messias Vintage Port is one of our best value 2018 ports. However, there is no compromise on quality from this popular Portuguese shipper. The 2018 has a nose of a classic port, It has a moderate nose of brandied alcohol. The port is slightly drier than the traditional English shippers and may be a little more approachable to those new to Port wines. Good palate of cherries, liquorice, a moderate hit of alcohol with substantive fruit. Very enjoyable with some blue cheeses and pears.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

VINTAGE PORT
(1 x 150cl)MAGNUM - SINGLE BOTTLE
In own gift box

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.

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: £219.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle In Gift Case

Review Scores
*** 17.5+/20 Jancis Robinson ***

A masterpiece - even better than the outstanding 2015. Classic Pocas, drier and less sweet that the English shippers. Deep ruby colour. Aroma of great aromatic intensity where floral aromas predominate, ripe fruit and compote. Silky, elegant and balanced. Very expressive mouth with fruity and persistent finish.Tasted April 2019.

*** 17.5+/20 Jancis Robinson ***
Saturated, opaque black, with a narrow, purple rim. Inky, dusty, schist minerality and focused liqueur blackberries. Reticent. On the palate, intense and dense, baked blueberry and blackberry, with ink and a touch of violets.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 48 in Stock

Quevedo, 2017

Vintage Port

*** Highly Recommended ***
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!

Review Scores
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***
*** 91 - 93 - Mark Squires ***

Reviews:
The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend, which is mostly represented as Touriga Franca (30%), Touriga Nacional (20%) and Tinta Roriz (15%), with dollops of others for the rest. This was the final blend, but it was about two weeks from bottling when seen.
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Price: £52.95
Stock: 33 in Stock

Quinta de Ervamoira, 2017

Vintage Port

Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson ***


Tasting Note
Very deep colour with violet reflexes. lively and intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and forest fruit. Hints of rock-rose, black pepper and cocoa.

Full bodied with a gripping tannin structure which is alive, dense and has fresh fruit flavours searing through. a very long and enjoyable finish.

Deep and opaque purple centre with a narrow scarlet outer rim. A complex and mature bouquet dominated by black fruit, cherry plum and blackcurrant which surround notes of chocolate and liquorice. Delicate aromas of violets and touches of bergamot.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 12 in Stock