2017 Port Vintage Report

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!

41 products found.

2017 Vintage Port Collection, 2017

Symington Vintage Port Collection Graham's Stone Terraces | Graham's | Dow's | Warre's | Cockburn | Vesuvio

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: $1,174.18 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Maynard's Port, 2017

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Vintage Port, DOC Douro
95 Points - WIne Enthusiast
Special Offer | Was £59.95 | Now £49.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

The Maynard 2017 Vintage Port is silky and fresh, 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: $65.53 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Palmer Port, 2017

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Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Includes Wooden Gift Box with sliding lid Special Offer | Was £28.50 | Now £23.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

This superb Barão de Vilar LBV 2017 is a blend of full, rich and fruity wines of a single year which has been specially chosen for ageing from 4 to 6 years in oak casks prior to bottling. The grapes were foot trodden in granite lagares and stored in large oak vats called tonels.

Tasting Notes: This LBV Port is deep in colour, violet, dark red and purple. Very good concentration of mature dark red fruit aromas, with a very typical predominance and blackberries, black cherries, plums’ jam and cassis. Elegant and smooth, Palmers 2017 LBV Port has a great balance and finesse and a very long and fruity finish.
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Price: $31.42 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Quevedo, 2017

Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***91 Points - Wine Advocate***

A 2017 Late Bottled Vintage Port Wine from Quevedo.
Sourced from the winery's quintas at Vale d’Agodinho and Trovisca, this is dry, light and lifted. It's not the richest and deepest of the LBVs I've seen from this producer, but its focus and the length on the finish are superb. Very expressive as well, this shows brilliantly just now. It can also age and develop if you want to hold it.



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Price: $32.73 USD
Stock: 34 in Stock

Quevedo, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
*** 18/20 - Jancis Robinson ***
*** 91 - 93 (MS) Wine Advocate***

*** 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!



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Price: $85.21 USD
Stock: 27 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa, 2017

Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Devesa Gift Box

The Quinta da Devesa 2017 Late Bottled Vintage comes from a single harvest, only from noble grape varieties. It is aged four to six years in barrels before being bottled. It is without a doubt a distinct, powerful, challenging, full and harmonious LBV, with very well-structured tannins, great freshness and purity of fruit. After opening the bottle, its peak lasts for 15 to 30 days.In order to maintain the excellent characteristics of this wine, bottling uses the same method as Vintage, without any prior treatments. As it is an unfiltered wine, it can be drunk immediately, but it will age beautifully in a cellar waiting for complexity.
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Price: $26.17 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Burmester, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
**88 Points Mark Squire - Wine Advocate**

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 2023.

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: $90.52 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***17/20 Points JancisRobinson.com***

Quinta Das Carvalhas 2017 Vintage Port is made from a small parcel of vines over 100 years old. It proves to be very elegant, full of aromatic and floral loading. Notes of ripe black fruits overlap with floral, subtle, violet and rose fragrances, where aromas of ripe blackberries, cherries, and blueberries stand out. It has silky and juicy tannins and very balanced acidity.

Tasting Notes: Jancis Robinson
Old vines field blend. References to the quinta date back to 1759.
Black core with black-cherry smudgy rim. Spice and black cherry on the nose and a touch of elderberry in its wild, slightly herbal darkness.
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Price: $74.71 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao, 2017

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Vintage Port, Douro
Half Price Clearance Offer | Was £89.95 | Now £44.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

Red colour with shades of garnet. Strong aroma, with dried notes, cacau and chocolate.
Dense palate, sweet, voluminous and full-bodied, with a present acidity. Aromatic and spiced finish.



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Price: $58.97 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
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: $103.64 USD
Stock: 5 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 ***

SpeciaL Order Please allow 7 days for 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.
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Price: $518.21 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
MAGNUM *** 17.5/20 - Jancis *** *** 94/100 - Vinous *** *** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

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. As is often the case, this is one of the most exotic and beguiling wines of the vintage.
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Price: $156.12 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
(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: $42.64 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

SERIKOS Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***18.5/20 Jancis Robinson***

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 Serikos refers to the production of silk on the estate after phylloxera. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca. 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: $216.47 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Double Magnum (300cl)
*** 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. As is often the case, this is one of the most exotic and beguiling wines of the vintage.
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Price: $387.02 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
IMPERIAL 600cl *** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***

Special order please allow 7 days for delivery

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. As is often the case, this is one of the most exotic and beguiling wines of the vintage.
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Price: $1,174.18 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
*** 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. Gorgeous, ripe fruit is balanced by the fine tannin structure. On the finish, it is typically Dow, austere and somewhat drier than many other ports.
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Price: $129.88 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Dow's, 2017

Vintage Port- MAGNUM, DOC Douro
*** 98/100 - James Suckling ***
*** 98/100 - Vinous - Neil Martin ***
*** 18.5/20 - Richard Mayson ***

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. Gorgeous, ripe fruit is balanced by the fine tannin structure. On the finish, it is typically Dow, austere and somewhat drier than many other ports. The intense fruit flavours linger long on the palate.

Charles Symington commented after selecting the final blend:
“This is one of the finest Dow’s Vintage Ports I have blended.
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Price: $242.71 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port- MAGNUM, DOC Douro
*** 17.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 95/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18/20 - Mayson ***

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. The texture is round and velvety but the taut, sinewy tannins and a strand of crisp acidity provide firmness and structure.
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Price: $234.84 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
(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: $51.82 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
DOUBLE MAGNUM

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: $491.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Imperiale (600 cl)

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: $1,042.99 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
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: $116.76 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
(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: $51.82 USD
Stock: 59 in Stock

Messias, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
*** 91 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

The 2017 Messias Vintage Port is one of our best value 2017 ports. 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: $78.65 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock