2020 Port Vintage Report

A hot summer and a pandemic led to a small production of very good concentrated wines. The Douro experienced above average temperatures for most of the year with a record July, a worrying sign of global warming. This resulted in harvesting at the end of August - a couple of weeks earlier than usual. Yields are low at the best of times but 2020 produced only a tiny crop of super concentrated grapes. Factor in labour shortages, social distancing logistics issues caused by the pandemic and the production was tiny. Those producers who did produce a vintage Port generally made a stunningly dark, concentrated wine similar to the 2009 vintage. Symington Family released a small quantity of Graham and Warre's Old Vines. Noval declared as did Quevedo and a few others. Notable exceptions were Taylor-Fladgate who produced single quintas that will be released in future years and Sogrape who did not produce a vintage port for Offley, Ferreira or Sandeman.

16 products found.

Quevedo, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
***92 Points - Wine Advocate***
Quevedo Offer: Buy 6 or more bottles and Save 25%

Oscar and Claudia Quevedo have recently declared their 2020 Quevedo Vintage port. This follows their acclaimed 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages.

The 2020 harvest across the Douro was the smallest this century and when coupled with production and manpower issues caused by the pandemic, many producers did not declare. Those that did such as Quevedo and a few others, produced some amazing Ports that are rich, structured and deep that will mature over decades.

We first tasted this in April 2022 at the Big Fortified Tasting, It was very rich, round and thrilling. Dense and pure with a backbone and firm structure.
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Price: $71.91 USD
Stock: 68 in Stock
Buy 6 or more bottles and Save 25%

Burmester, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***92 Points- Wine Advocate***

Quinta do Arnozelo
The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce. The vineyard has 200ha, comprised of vines, olive trees, orange trees and forest (which harbours a large variety of the region’s species).
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Price: $58.89 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Burmester, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Magnum 1.5L
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
**92 Points- Wine Advocate**

Quinta do Arnozelo
The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce. The vineyard has 200ha, comprised of vines, olive trees, orange trees and forest (which harbours a large variety of the region’s species).
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Kopke, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
94 Points - Wine Advocate

Kopke, the oldest Port wine house, declared a 2020 vintage Port after noticing the extraordinary quality of their grapes. Vintage Wine and Port is delighted to offer 2020 Kopke Vintage Port exclusively in the UK.

Thanks to the remarkable grape quality, Kopke vintage 2020 has a complex and elegant structure with promising density, harmony, and richness. Opaque in colour with violet tinges, Kopke Vintage 2020 features aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with a hint of dark chocolate, white pepper, orange blossom, bergamot, and light mint. On the palate, it is intense and complex, with an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity as well as very firm tannins and a long-lasting finish.
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Price: $104.62 USD
Stock: 29 in Stock

Kopke, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
150cl MAGNUM Bottle
***94 Points WIne Advocate***

Kopke, the oldest Port wine house, declared a 2020 vintage Port after noticing the extraordinary quality of their grapes. Vintage Wine and Port is delighted to offer 2020 Kopke Vintage Port exclusively in the UK.

Thanks to the remarkable grape quality, Kopke vintage 2020 has a complex and elegant structure with promising density, harmony, and richness. Opaque in colour with violet tinges, Kopke Vintage 2020 features aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with a hint of dark chocolate, white pepper, orange blossom, bergamot, and light mint. On the palate, it is intense and complex, with an excellent balance between sweetness and acidity as well as very firm tannins and a long-lasting finish.
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Price: $181.89 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
In Individual Presentation Box
***91+ points - Mark Squires Wine Advocate

Quinta Das Carvalhas Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines from the centenary vineyard. It is the top Port from the estate and needs some serious ageing to realise its full potential.

The 2020 Vintage Port, bottled in July 2022, is a field blend from old vines aged for approximately two years in old vats. It was bottled with 105 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is probably Real Companhia Velha's top quinta, a centenary vineyard with more than 30 varietals planted. Not surprisingly, of RCV's three Vintage Ports this issue, this is probably the only one that has some distinction—and some potential for serious development.
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Price: $98.08 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2020

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Vintage Port, Douro
91+ points - Mark Squires Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £69.95 | Now £59.95

The 2020 Quinta Das Carvalhas Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines from the centenary vineyard. It immediately impresses with its immense concentration through a youthful purple colour, revealing all the essence of a great Vintage.

The 2020 Vintage Port, bottled in July 2022, is a field blend from old vines aged for approximately two years in old vats. It was bottled with 105 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is probably Real Companhia Velha's top quinta, a centenary vineyard with more than 30 varietals planted. Not surprisingly, of RCV's three Vintage Ports this issue, this is probably the only one that has some distinction—and some potential for serious development.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

Calem Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Box
***92 Points - Wine Enthusiast***

Exclusive to Vintage Wine and Port

The 2020 Calem Vintage Port 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. A Vintage that is “robust, full-bodied and vibrant”,

The harvest was small in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Production was hampered from May onwards as the weather turned very dry and hot, resulting in scorched vineyards.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 19 in Stock

Calem Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Magnum 1.5L
**92 Points - Wine Enthusiast**

Calem declared a vintage Port in 2020 and Vintage Wine and Port has been chosen to sell them exclusively in the UK.

The 2020 Calem Vintage Port 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. A Vintage that is “robust, full-bodied and vibrant”,

The harvest was small in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Production was hampered from May onwards as the weather turned very dry and hot, resulting in scorched vineyards.
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta Da Gricha

“A seductive and beautiful Vintage Port with vibrant acidity and lovely precision. It is in ripe years like this one where Quinta da Gricha comes into its own, with its mineral soil and North facing vineyards. This Vintage Port has a deep black colour to the core with a violet blue rim, an exuberant and concentrated berry nose with aromas of herbs, flowers, and tropical fruit. Fresh and spicy on the mouth with hints of gum cistus, wild berries and eucalyptus. The amazing vibrant acidity reveals a final palate full of grip and intensity.” - Johnny Graham, 2022.

About Quinta da Gricha
Quinta da Gricha is located on the South bank of the river Douro between Pinhão and Tua with a North facing aspect.
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Price: $71.97 USD
Stock: 38 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro

“This is a big, ripe year where the natural acidity of Quinta da Gricha plays an important role in the Vintage blend. With a powerful ox-blood colour, this muscular Port has a fresh vein of tannin that enhances its fruity aroma, bringing vibrancy to its rich, jammy palate and ensuring a balanced and elegant finish. This is a concentrated but fresh Vintage Port with an intrinsic quality to age beautifully in bottle for several decades.” - Johnny Graham, 2022.

Produced with old vines (on average over +50 years old) from the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior sub-regions in the Douro Valley, of which the backbone comes from the old vines of Quinta da Gricha.
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Price: $90.23 USD
Stock: 58 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Very Limited Bicentenary Edition
Single Bottle

Graham’s 2020 Vintage Port – Bicentenary Edition


Graham’s 2020 Vintage Port is drawn from high altitude and north-west facing vines across three of Graham’s four estates – Quinta dos Malvedos (55%), Quinta da Vila Velha (25%), & Quinta do Tua (20%).

This Vintage Port is a unique blend of co-fermented Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca | co-fermented Sousão & Touriga Nacional (from the prized Stone Terraces at Malvedos) | Old mixed vines (field blend) | Alicante Bouschet.

The result is an extraordinarily opulent, intense, and fresh Vintage Port. While it has the classic Graham’s hallmarks, the wine is marked by a unique aromatic complexity and beautifully layered fruit.
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Price: $255.17 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Messias, 2020

Vintage Port, DOC Douro

Tasting Notes The 2020 Messias has a deep purple colour. Aroma of ripe red fruits, floral fragrances and fresh notes of marjoram, mint and basil. 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.

Serving Tips & Storage When mature this port will need to be decanted to remove sediment. Serve at room temperature on its own or with steak and blue cheese sauce or vintage mature blue cheeses such as stilton Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Augur Blue.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 36 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Includes Gift Box With Accessories
***92 Points-(MS) Wine Advocate***

The 2020 Vintage marks the tenth consecutive Vintage Port release from Quinta do Noval, in line with their long-held belief that the quality of the vintage, not the market, should be the only determining factor in whether a Vintage Port is made. In the case of 2020, Christian Seely describes these wines as “exceptional”, with a hot and dry summer resulting in an unusually early harvest and higher residual sugars. The wines display an “unusually powerful and rich style but nevertheless retain the purity and freshness of Pinhao valley fruit that are typical of Noval wines”.

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine,
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 57 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta de Ervamoira
Presented in Original Gift Box
***95 Points- GOLD- Decanter 2023***

Ramos Pinto is delighted to announce the release of the 2020 Quinta de Ervamoira Vintage Port. Production was extremely limited with only 9,200 bottles produced.

Quinta de Ervamoira Vintage Port is produced only in exceptional years from the best plots of Quinta de Ervamoira, located in the Douro Superior. The total area of the quinta is 234 ha with 178 ha under vine and an average age of 30 years. Ervamoira lies in a rocky area on the banks of the river Côa, where the weather is hot and dry, adding density and body to the wines, resulting in full-bodied and highly concentrated wines. The altitude, ranging from between 110 to 340 metres, ensures balance and preserves freshness.
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Price: $116.46 USD
Stock: 38 in Stock

Warre's Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Warre’s 2020 Vinhas Velhas – 350 Anniversary Edition
***100 Points DECANTER *** ***19/20 Points- (JH) Jancis Robinson.com***

Warre’s 2020 Vinhas Velhas Vintage Port – 350 Anniversary Edition

Warre’s 2020 Vinhas Velhas 350th Anniversary Edition Vintage Port is made from the magnificent old vines at two of Warre’s estates, made exclusively from deep-rooted, horse-ploughed, 80 to 100-year-old mixed vines – for the first time in Warre’s long history. These old mixed vines produced an average yield of just 310g per vine – meaning three vines were needed to produce one bottle of this Vintage Port, when typically, it requires just one vine. The wine is intensely fruit-driven with unparalleled concentration and elegance that belies the conditions of the year.
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Price: $255.17 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock