2019 Port Vintage Report

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.

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Quevedo, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
*** 93+ Points Wine Advocate ***

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.



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Price: $69.29 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Includes Devesa Presentation Case
****92 Points- Wine Advocate****

A very limited quantity of Devesa Vintage Port was produced with the best grapes of the 2018 harvest. Bottled 2 years after the harvest, the Vintage Port will keep developing inside the bottle and your patience will be rewarded after a few decades.

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The 2019 Vintage Port is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca and 10% Tinta Roriz, with 25% from old vines (80+ years), all aged in old balseiros (large upright barrels) for 18 months. It was bottled in May 2021, with 112 grams of residual sugar.
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Price: $65.36 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Barros Port, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Includes Barros gift box

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: $65.36 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta Do Arnozelo
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
*** 92 Points - Robert Parker ***

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: $78.45 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Magnum
Includes Wooden Presentation Box
***92 Points - Robert Parker***

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: $129.55 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***94 Points Wine Spectator***
Presented in Gift Tube

The 2019 Burmester Late Bottled Vintage Port has an attractive and intense violet colour. Fresh and delicate nose, where notes of wild fruit are combined with balsamic notes of eucalyptus and mint. On the palate it is velvet, soft and structured, integrating the steam of the wild fruit with a long and delicious finish.

Winemaking:
Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved.
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Price: $32.65 USD
Stock: 30 in Stock

Kopke, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta de Sao Luiz
Presented in original Kopke Gift Box
***92+ Points Mark Squires - Wine Advocate***

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: $77.21 USD
Stock: 37 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2019

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Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Special Offer | Was £26.95 | £17.95

We are delighted to exclusively offer in the UK these outstanding Ports and wines from one of the most iconic estate in the Douro Valley.

This 2019 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Carvalhas divulges a balanced bouquet of mature black cherries, nuances of cistus combined with dark chocolate and hints of wood. Full-bodied, fruity, dense, rich and firm with a great length of flavour, result of the prolonged stay in wood.

The Late Bottled Vintage of Quinta das Carvalhas presents a differentiating Vintage style, through a Port of great quality, produced solely in good years and made from one specific Vintage as shown on the label.
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Price: $23.49 USD
Stock: 105 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
In Individual Presentation Box
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Special Offer | Was £79.95 | Now £59.95

Quinta Das Carvalhas 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines from the centenary vineyard boasting vines over 100 years old

The Carvalhas Vintage 2019 is a Port of enormous potential, which immediately impresses with its immense concentration through a youthful purple colour, revealing all the essence of a great Vintage. On the nose it immediately captivates for its aromatic intensity and complexity, with notes of wild berries, rockrose and ripe liquorice, in a very rich and noble profile. A Port of great structure and concentration, showing depth, rusticity, but at the same time a lot of elegance, ending with a long and persistent aftertaste.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
***93 Points - Wine Enthusiast***

A very special offer to celebrate the official UK launch of Quinta das Carvalhas. We are delighted to exclusively offer in the UK these outstanding Ports and wines from one of the most iconic estate in the Douro Valley.

Quinta Das Carvalhas 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines from the centenary vineyard boasting vines over 100 years old. The Carvalhas Vintage 2019 is a Port of enormous potential, which immediately impresses with its immense concentration through a youthful purple colour, revealing all the essence of a great Vintage. On the nose it immediately captivates for its aromatic intensity and complexity, with notes of wild berries, rockrose and ripe liquorice, in a very rich and noble profile.
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Price: $71.91 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Sandeman, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta do Seixo
Gold Medal IWC 2022
Gold Medal Decanter 2022

Tasting Notes 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: $98.14 USD
Stock: 59 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro

Quinta do Mourao, located in prime position on the bank of the Douro opposite Regua, has made its reputation for releasing a range of exquisite, stunning old Ports aged to over 100 years old. Under the ownership of Miguel Braga, their Ports, sold under the brand Sao Leonardo have gained a reputation amongst connoisseurs as being amongst finest in existence. The 2019 is no exception, Dark red colour. Concentrated aromas of berries. Full-bodied in the palate with a long and fruity finish. This is a beautiful Port.


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Price: $104.62 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

Calem Port, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***17.5/20 points- Nick Mayson***

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: $77.21 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2019

Quinta da Gricha- Vintage Port, Douro
Limited Edition- 3 x 75cl
***93/100 Wine Enthusiast***
***94/100 Wine & Spirits Magazine***

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 Darkest colour like elderberry juice. Not yet open on the nose but starting to reveal the richness of damson and the scent of blueberries with a hint of vanilla sweetness. Rich and dense on the palate. Firm, dry tannins, with rich but not obviously sweet black-fruit flavours.
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Price: $260.41 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's, 2019

Quinta de Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port
150cl Magnum Bottles

Charles Symington, fourth generation winemaker, commented, “when reviewing the top wines from 2019, we felt that the best expression of our grape varieties came from our six principal quintas. These estate wines are always the starting point from which we judge the year’s Vintage Port potential and, from there, decide what to bottle. In 2019, the various plots of vineyards within each of these estates delivered small volumes of wine with fantastic depth and complexity. We believe these wines could not have been enhanced by blending across each of our port houses’ top quintas to produce a ‘classic’ Vintage Port.
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Price: $229.00 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's, 2019

Quinta de Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port
300cl Double Magnum Bottles
Special Order please allow 7 days for delivery

Charles Symington, fourth generation winemaker, commented, “when reviewing the top wines from 2019, we felt that the best expression of our grape varieties came from our six principal quintas. These estate wines are always the starting point from which we judge the year’s Vintage Port potential and, from there, decide what to bottle. In 2019, the various plots of vineyards within each of these estates delivered small volumes of wine with fantastic depth and complexity. We believe these wines could not have been enhanced by blending across each of our port houses’ top quintas to produce a ‘classic’ Vintage Port.
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Price: $647.75 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Ferreira, 2019

Quinta do Porto, Douro
Presented in Ferreira Wooden Gift Box
***Gold Medal IWC 2022***
***Silver Medal Decanter 2022***

Tasting Notes
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: $129.55 USD
Stock: 35 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2019

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Vintage Port, Douro
Special Offer | Was £99 | Now £59
***17/20- Jancis Robinson***

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: $77.21 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
***97 Points Mark Squires Wine advocate***

"A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz, foot-trodden in time honoured fashion in granite lagares: deep opaque inky black hue; tight knit and unyielding with underlying minty ripeness on the nose; well-defined minty fruit with great purity and intensity on the palate, dark chocolate depth at the core, firm but ripe linear tannins with, long lovely freshness (the hallmark of this vintage) present on the finish. 2,780 cases representing 14% of the estate’s total production". 18.5 Richard Mayson

97 Points Mark Squires Wine advocate
The 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats.
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Price: $98.08 USD
Stock: 104 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro

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: $91.54 USD
Stock: 60 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Magnum

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: $194.98 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
300cl Double Magnum
Special order Please allow 7 days for delivery

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: $713.18 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock