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!

57 products found.

Graham's 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
*** 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. 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: £459.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Niepoort Port, 2017

VINTAGE PORT
(1x75cl) Single Bottle

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: £79.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Quevedo, 2017

VINTAGE PORT
Single Bottle

*** Highly Recommended ***

Review Scores
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

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. The aroma is dominated by a youthful dark fruit with hints of fragrant violets. On the palate It is a very powerful wine, yet fresh with seductive dark fruits.
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Price: £46.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Quevedo, 2017

VINTAGE PORT
(6x75cl) DUTY PAID, INCLUDING VAT AND DELIVERY

*** Highly Recommended ***

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


Review Scores
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

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. The aroma is dominated by a youthful dark fruit with hints of fragrant violets.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2017

Vintage Port
1 x 75 cl


We have a small quantity of the Famous Noval Nacional Available (1 x75 cl).

Review Scores
*** 99/100 James Suckling ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 19/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Tasting Notes
A small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera. The word “Nacional” refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock, and are therefore “attached to the soil of the Nation”. This great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal, and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2017

New

Quinta Do Seixo Vintage Port
100 Points - Wine Enthusiast

The 2017 Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port has been voted the Number One Wine of 2019 by Wine Enthusiast. Scoring an incredible 100 Points

100 Points Wine Enthusiast
"This is going to be a major, impressive wine. All the elements are there: ripe blackberry fruit, powerful acidity, dense tannins and spice. It has the structure to live on for decades. Drink from 2030. ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast"

Wine from Sandeman is an exceptional wine produced from carefully selected grapes exclusively from Quinta do Seixo, a winery situated in the Cima Corgo sub-region, in the Douro Region.

An almost opaque deep red colour.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Taylor's Port, 2017

Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port
Single Bottle
Not available on Next Working day.

Review Scores
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 96+/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18.5+/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Notes
In addition to a classic Taylor’s Vintage, Taylor’s has announced that it will bottle a Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port from the exceptional 2017 harvest. This will be only the eighth Vargellas Vinha Velha ever to be released and quantities are very limited. As usual, it is an extraordinary wine, a showcase of the old vines’ ability to deliver multiple layers and dimensions of aroma.”

TASTING NOTES.
Impenetrable ruby black core and narrow purple rim. As usual with the Vargellas Vinha Velha,
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Price: £195.00
Stock: Out of Stock