2019 Port Vintage Report

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The 2019 Quinta Vintage Ports are the result of an erratic growing season, with a little over 50% of the average winter rainfall in the Douro and almost none in the summer. Fortunately, showers at the end of August helped the grapes achieve more balanced maturations.

Spring also saw warmer than usual temperatures. Little rain was seen during the early growing season with mild temperatures and no weather extremes that allowed the flowering to take place, in favourable weather, undisturbed. Low rainfall and dry Spring also meant disease pressure was low allowing for less intervention in the vineyard and subsequently a healthier grape composition.

The onset of Summer saw a continuation of the dry weather. Luckily, cooler temperature throughout the summer- in sharp contrast to the one experienced by the rest of Europe- prevented the vines from shutting down. These cooler conditions lasted through to August where a much-needed rain pushed the maturation forward and benefited the quality and health of the grapes.

Harvesting begun in Autumn, in September where a brief sprinkle of rain also fell at just the right time to prevent drought and keep the grapes fresh and juicy. Warm temperatures in daytime followed by cooler nights, assisted in the slow accumulation of sugars and phenolic ripeness whilst retaining high acidity levels, thus contributing to healthy and balanced grapes.

Grape production was a little higher compared to the 2017 and 2018 vintages, and, perhaps, this was the indicative factor 2019 was not going to be a classic vintage as a small production is synonymous with a classic vintage port declaration.

Due to the mild conditions, grape health was guaranteed across all varietals. Touriga Nacional was exemplary, and the fruit was deep and complex offering good structure. Touriga Franca benefited from the late autumnal rain which offered some hydration and assisted in the retention of its plentiful aromatic intensity. In general, the resulting wines are likely to be extraordinarily successful with freshness and liveliness being the hallmarks of the 2019 ports.

13 products found.

Sandeman Port, 2019

Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port
In Gift Box

Deep ruby in colour, almost opaque. On the nose intense aromas of red and black fruits are married with spicy notes of pepper and ginger, hints of cacao and a subtle stony minerality. Great intensity on the palate, with opulent and firm tannins and a lively acidity which carries the intense flavours onto long and complex finish.

Luís Sottomayor describes the 2019 vintage as “a very good year, with freshness and great balance." Winter and spring were cooler and drier than normal, but April showers replenished water reserves in the soil and helped sustain the vines through the dry summer that followed.
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 140 in Stock

Barros Port, 2019

Vintage Port
6 x 75cl
En Primeur Offer
Price includes DUTY VAT and UK delivery.
Delivery Autumn 2021

This distinctly Portuguese Port House, has created a Classic Vintage with an approachable profile, can be enjoyed whilst young or cellared for future enjoyment.
The heart of the Douro, between the subregions of Low and Cima Corgo, is the cradle of this Barros Classic Vintage, “a wine with a balsamic, floral and balanced character”, highlights Carlos Alves. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz are the three main grape varieties for this blend, with a small percentage of Sousão.

With a dark red hue, this Vintage presents a fragrant and clean nose where floral aromas combine with citrus notes, notes of black fruit, chocolate, and some spice.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 27 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2019

Quinta de Arnozelo Vintage Port
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Price includes DUTY VAT and UK delivery.
Delivery Autumn 2021

A limited edition of a Single Quinta Vintage, with the distinctive character of Casa Burmester.
At Quinta do Arnozelo, located in the Douro Superior sub-region, the harvest of Port wine grapes started on 16th September with the harvesting of the Touriga Nacional first, those exposed to the northeast at 280m altitude, then on to Touriga Franca, at 200m altitude and facing east, and finally, Tinta Roriz facing northwest with an altitude of around 250m.

The elegance and aromatic richness of the Touriga Nacional, combined with the concentration and structure of Touriga Franca and the more intense tannins of Tinta Roriz, are the elements of these three varieties that make up the blend of this fascinating Vintage from Quinta do Arnozelo.
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 29 in Stock

Calem Port, 2019

Vintage Port
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Price includes DUTY VAT and UK delivery.
Delivery Autumn 2021

Cálem Classic Vintage Port, from the Douro Superior, reflects a myriad of terroirs that make up the classic profile of this House.
The result is of a blend from different plots of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousão. This Vintage by Cálem maintains the identity of the Port house: wines with a more robust profile, with firm structure and ripe fruit.

This Vintage presents an intense purple colour, the aromas are marked by blackberries that are complemented by notes of forest fruits, dark chocolate, pepper and slightly more resinous notes. Concentrated and intense, this is an irreverent and generous wine, with very firm tannins, suggesting great ageing potential.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2019

Quinta da Gricha Vintage Port
Limited Edition 3 Pack
Offered Duty Paid Only
En Primeur Offer - Delivery Autumn 2021

Offered Duty Paid only for delivery in Autumn 2021.

All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks) at Quinta da Gricha in the Douro Valley. We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Black inky colour to the rim.
Nose: High tone aromas of fresh blueberries with a mineral undertone. Palate: Elegant intensity of herbs and spices on the palate, finishing with firm and well defined tannins and a vibrant natural acidity.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 14 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2019

Quinta de Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port
3 x 150cl
En Primeur Offer
DUTY PAID PRICE INCLUDING VAT AND UK DELIVERY
Delivery Autumn 2021

Offered Duty Paid Including VAT and UK Mainland delivery

Reviews:
94 Points - Neil Martin - Vinous.
The 2019 Quinta Senhora Ribeira Vintage Port contains a higher percentage of Tinta Franca (53%), a variety that enjoys the heat, which underpins its success. It has a tightly wound nose, tertiary at first with undergrowth scents permeating the black fruit, tobacco and humidor, later scents of dates, fennel and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but ripe tannins, very well balanced with a liberal sprinkling of white pepper and clove. There is a subtle crescendo that peaks towards the finish with very fine, very chiseled tannins and impressive persistence.
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Price: £365.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Ferreira, 2019

Quinta do Porto Vintage Port in Gift Box
Case of 6 x 75cl
Includes Duty, VAT and UK mainland Delivery.
En Primeur Offer - delivery Autumn 2021

Deep ruby in colour, almost opaque. Aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant and balsamic are married with spicy notes of pepper and tobacco box, herbaceous nuances and a stony minerality. The palate balances power with elegance, with firm but ripe tannins and a lively acidity that carries the intense and complex flavours onto the lingering finish.

Ferreira’s historic Quinta do Porto estate is located in the heart of the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro, just downstream from the village of Pinhão. The 27 hectares are on steep hillsides on the north bank of the river with southerly exposure, resulting in Ports with exceptional concentration, weight and structure.
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Price: £429.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2019

Quinta de Sao Luiz Vintage Port
Case of 6 x 75cl
Duty Paid includes VAT and delivery to UK mainland address.
En Primeur Offer - delivery Autumn 2021.

the 2019 Kopke Vintage port is Available Duty paid including delivery to a UK mainland address.

In keeping with the legacy of Kopke – the oldest Port wine house, 2019 is “a firm, fresh and intense Vintage that shows great balance”, says Carlos Alves, Head winemaker for Fortified wines.

TASTING NOTES
Concentrated and with a deep dark colour, fresh and exuberant on the nose with layered notes of black fruit, this Vintage stands out for its structure and balance, whilst delivering firm tannins, true to the style of Kopke's Vintage Single Quinta. Its crispy acidity combined with the layered Flavours of fruit fresh make this wine engaging, and the intense finish anticipates great ageing potential.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 18 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2019

Vintage Port
En Primeur Offer
6 x 75cl
Duty paid including VAT and UK delivery.
Delivery Autumn 2021.

This is a Vintage Port with personality and, for Niepoort, richer and riper than previous vintages, but maintains the true essence of a Niepoort Vintage Port; finesse, no exuberance and an overarching balance to the wine that will continue to develop for years to come’

Brilliant appearance with a dark purple rim and concentrated depth of colour. The aroma is fine and subdued with only a hint of primary dark fruits and some spice. The true potential and style of this wine really comes together on the palate with wonderful integration of dark fruits with a grainy tannic structure, pairing volume with amazing balance and elegance and an impressive finish.
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Price: £455.00
Stock: 21 in Stock

Quevedo, 2019

Vintage Port
Case of 6 x 75cl Bottles
93+ Points - Mark Squires
En Primeur offer: Includes UK Duty, Delivery and VAT - delivery Autumn 21

En Primeur offer - includes UK duty and VAT

Oscar and Claudia Quevedo have recently declared their 2019 Quevedo Vintage port. This follows their acclaimed 2017 and 2018 Vintage.

2019 was a roller-coaster of a year with an exceptionally wet spring followed by a summer punctuated by heatwaves. Whilst not a general declaration, the ports we have tasted are excellent. Quevedo, who have a several prime vineyards, each with their own micro-climate, were able to select the best grapes to blend into their vintage and the result is a port worthy of its declaration.

Reviews:
The 2019 Vintage Port is a blend of 30% Touriga Franca,
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2019

Vintage Port
En Primeur Offer
Price includes DUTY VAT and UK delivery.
Delivery Autumn 2021

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine, delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general, but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports.

Equilibrium, harmony, finesse and elegance characterise our great Vintage Ports, which are declared only when we are certain that the year has produced a blend, however small, that is worthy of bearing the name of Quinta do Noval Vintage Port.

Noval follows its own path in its approach to Vintage Port. If we believe that we have wines of the quality and personality to join the ranks of the Quinta do Noval Vintage Ports of previous years,
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Price: £378.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2019

Vintage Port (6 x 75cl)
En Primeur Offer
DUTY PAID INCLUDES VAT AND DELIVERY
Delivery Autumn 2021

The 2019 Quinta Vintage Ports are the result of an erratic growing season, with a little over 50% of the average winter rainfall in the Douro and almost none in the summer. Fortunately, showers at the end of August helped the grapes achieve more balanced maturations. Head Winemaker, Charles Symington, exercised patience and precisely timed the picking over six weeks – making it one of the longest harvests in recent years. The reward was a collection of perfectly ripe grape varieties in good quantities (averaging 1.27 kg/vine) delivering lively and exuberant wines. This was in contrast to the concentration of the exceptionally small years in 2017 and 2018.
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Price: £369.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2019

Vintage Port (3 x 150cl) MAGNUMS
En Primeur Offer
DUTY PAID INCLUDES VAT AND DELIVERY
Delivery Autumn 2021

The 2019 Quinta Vintage Ports are the result of an erratic growing season, with a little over 50% of the average winter rainfall in the Douro and almost none in the summer. Fortunately, showers at the end of August helped the grapes achieve more balanced maturations. Head Winemaker, Charles Symington, exercised patience and precisely timed the picking over six weeks – making it one of the longest harvests in recent years. The reward was a collection of perfectly ripe grape varieties in good quantities (averaging 1.27 kg/vine) delivering lively and exuberant wines. This was in contrast to the concentration of the exceptionally small years in 2017 and 2018.
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Price: £410.00
Stock: 5 in Stock