2018 Port Vintage Report

The 2018 Vintage is aptly described by wine makers as a "rollercoaster of a vintage". A drought throughout winter gave way to exceptionally high rainfall and hale in spring. This was followed by sporadic heatwaves throughout summer. Fortunately the spring rains had replenished the water table and the grapes were healthy when it came to selection. In an unusual year such as 2018, the winemakers skills and experience are critical in producing a good wine. Those winemakers who carefully selected grapes prospered. As a result, there is no defining characteristic of the vintage as a whole, such as would be found in a long hot summer. Instead there are some very interesting ports that are more representative of the terroir.

After a run of declared vintages 2016/17 it was highly unlikely that 2018 would be universally declared. Sandeman who did not declare their outstanding 2017 were the fist to declare a classic vintage. This was followed by Sogevinous (Calem, Kopke, Burmester, Barros), Quevedo and regular declarations from Vesuvio and Noval. Surprisingly Taylors declared their 2018 (following 16/17) but will not sell it until 2021. QUANTITIES ARE TINY. Whether it's due to careful selection, Corona virus or just a desire not to overload the market, producers have only produced a fraction of normal volumes (roughly 1/3 of normal production). Read more in our 2018 Vintage Port blog


28 products found.

Taylor's Port, 2018

Vintage Port
6 x 75 cl
IN BOND PRICE En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Taylor’s Vintage Port from 2018. We are delighted to offer it En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021. This product is offered IN BOND - Duty, VAT and delivery will be due on release from and in bond account.

This is the third consecutive declaration by Taylor's a highly unusual event. The release has been delayed due to the current situation. Managing Director Adrian Bridge writes
"Adrian Bridge, Managing Director:
“Although a Classic declaration normally only happens about three times a decade, the exceptional run of years has meant that Taylor’s has been able to make a third in a row.
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2018

Vintage Port
12 x 37.5 cl HALVES
Duty Paid including VAT and UK Mainland delivery. En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Taylor’s Vintage Port from 2018. We are delighted to offer it En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021. We are offering them DUTY PAID but can offer them in Bond if preferred.

This is the third consecutive declaration by Taylor's a highly unusual event. The release has been delayed due to the current situation. Managing Director Adrian Bridge writes
"Adrian Bridge, Managing Director:
“Although a Classic declaration normally only happens about three times a decade, the exceptional run of years has meant that Taylor’s has been able to make a third in a row.
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Price: £429.50
Stock: 24 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2018

Vintage Port
12 x 37.5 cl Halves
IN BOND PRICE En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021

Taylor’s has announced that it will release a classic Taylor’s Vintage Port from 2018. We are delighted to offer it En-primeur for delivery in Autumn 2021. This product is offered IN BOND - Duty, VAT and delivery will be due on release from and in bond account.

This is the third consecutive declaration by Taylor's a highly unusual event. The release has been delayed due to the current situation. Managing Director Adrian Bridge writes
"Adrian Bridge, Managing Director:
“Although a Classic declaration normally only happens about three times a decade, the exceptional run of years has meant that Taylor’s has been able to make a third in a row.
more >>>

Price: £330.00
Stock: 25 in Stock