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!

60 products found.

2017 Vintage Port Collection, 2017

6 Outstanding Bottles of Vintage Port
Graham's Stone Terraces | Graham's | Dow's | Warre's | Cockburn | Vesuvio
Special Offer | Was £795 | Now £595

A beautiful, limited-edition presentation case containing 6 bottles of 2017 Vintage Ports from Symington Family Estates, including the 100 Point Grahams Stone Terraces. This is the only stock of Grahams Stone Terraces we have.
This is a very limited edition – Only 500 individually numbered cases (6 x 75cl) have been produced for their global markets, with only a fraction of these allocated to the UK.

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY


- Grahams Stone Terraces
- Warres
- Dow's
- Grahams
- Cockburn
- Vesuvio
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Maynard's Port, 2017

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

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

Made from Organically grown grapes and presented in a beautiful, traditional, stenciled bottle. And what was inside the bottle didn't disappoint. Indeed, it far exceeded our expectations. It has an intense perfume, silky and fresh with a drier style, 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: £248.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Maynard's Port, 2017

Sale

Vintage Port
Single Bottle (1x75cl)
SPECIAL Offer | WAS £59 | Now £39

Made from Organically grown grapes and presented in a beautiful, traditional bottle. And what was inside the bottle didn't disappoint. Indeed, it far exceeded our expectations. It has an intense perfume, silky and fresh with a drier style, 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: £39.00
Stock: 31 in Stock

2017 Quinta do Noval, 2017

Vintage Port
Includes FREE gift Box with Accessories
Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £79.95

Review Scores
*** 97/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 17.5+ /20 Richard Mayson ***
*** 97/100 Vinous (Neil Martin) ***
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Christian Seely (MD Noval) 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: £79.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

2017 Taylor, Fonseca, Croft Presentation Pack, 2017

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

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

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: £249.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle in Case

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.

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Price: £39.95
Stock: 51 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2017

Vintage Port
6x75cl Bottle Case
DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY

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.

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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: £259.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle Special Offer | Was £69.95 | Now £59

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: £59.00
Stock: 73 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID,

6x75cl Case 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: 9 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: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

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

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

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: £335.00
Stock: 3 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: 18 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: 9 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

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

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


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: £339.00
Stock: 3 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: £195.00
Stock: 2 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: £79.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2017

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

6x75cl Case Offered DUTY PAID INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY

*** 18.5/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 98/100 - Vinous Neil Martin ***
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

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: £445.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

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

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: 4 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: 42 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: 12 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

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

12 x 37.5cl 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: £439.00
Stock: 4 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: 1 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: £725.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Sale

Vintage Port
Single Bottle (75Cl) SpeciaL Offer | Was £89 | Now £79

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: £79.00
Stock: 51 in Stock