2021 Port Vintage Report

Vintage Port: The 2021 vintage was defined by a dry and hot summer which brought the harvest forward. However, the rains in early September, combined with mild temperatures, slowed down the pace of grape maturation to create wines of “great elegance” rewarding those producers who waited for drier conditions. The grapes picked before the period of more intense rain resulted in musts with higher concentrations of both colour and aromas, a contrast to the remaining harvest, which produced wines with more freshness and elegance.

Carlos Alves, head winemaker at Sogevinous said ““The 2021 campaign was defined by the irregular pace of grape maturation, which resulted in low levels of sugar, inducing our winemaking and viticulture teams to work closely with the aim to determine the exact optimum picking dates – an increasingly critical factor in the final quality of the wines. Although this harvest was a difficult one, we are pleased with the wines it's produced and so far I think the wines will stand out for their elegance rather than structure, and they will certainly age beautifully given their natural acidity – both traits that qualify for excellent wines,”

The grapes picked before the period of more intense rain resulted in musts with higher concentrations of both colour and aromas, a contrast to the remaining harvest, which produced wines with more freshness and elegance – and these, according to Carlos Alves, are the traits that define the 2021 harvest.

“Although this harvest was a difficult one, we are pleased with the wines it's produced and so far I think the wines will stand out for their elegance rather than structure, and they will certainly age beautifully given their natural acidity – both traits that qualify for excellent wines,” he added.

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Quevedo, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro
***91-93 points - Mark Squires***

Announcing the new release of the 2021 Vintage Port from Quevedo - exclusively available in the UK from Vintage Wine and Port.

The Quevedo 2021 Vintage Port was born in the very good 2021 vintage. The weather returned to more normal patterns after a couple of years of drought and extreme heat. as with other Ports from this vintage the Quevedo stands out for its freshness and elegance.

Our notes: The Quevedo 2021 Vintage Port is a field blend of hand-harvested grapes from the family-owned vineyard on the plateau of São João da Pesqueira. The deep purple in colour, there is an engaging nose of ripe black cherries, aniseed and violets.
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Price: $65.36 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Burmester, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta do Arnozelo
Presented in Burmester Gift Box

Burmester have declared a 2021 Quinta Do Arnozelo Vintage Port made from their best grapes from the harvest. In a vintage that was affected by a pandemic and rains during the harvest, the IWC award winning wine maker Carlos Alves, has worked his magic to produce a wine that has amazing structure, power and intensity yet has the finesse and elegance typical of the vintage. We are delighted to exclusively offer Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2021 Vintage Port.

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.
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 56 in Stock

Kopke, 2021

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Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta Sao Luiz
93 Points Revista de Vinhos
Special Offer | was £69.95 | Now £59.95

We are delighted to exclusively offer Kopke 2021 Vintage Port.

Carlos Alves, head winemaker at Sogevinous said ““The 2021 campaign was defined by the irregular pace of grape maturation, which resulted in low levels of sugar, inducing our winemaking and viticulture teams to work closely with the aim to determine the exact optimum picking dates – an increasingly critical factor in the final quality of the wines. Although this harvest was a difficult one, we are pleased with the wines it's produced and so far I think the wines will stand out for their elegance rather than structure, and they will certainly age beautifully given their natural acidity – both traits that qualify for excellent wines,
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 46 in Stock

Kopke, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro
MAGNUM- Quinta Sao Luiz
Includes original Kopke Gift Box

We are delighted to exclusively offer Kopke 2021 Vintage Port. note picture shows 75cl bottle for illustration purposes.

Carlos Alves, head winemaker at Sogevinous said ““The 2021 campaign was defined by the irregular pace of grape maturation, which resulted in low levels of sugar, inducing our winemaking and viticulture teams to work closely with the aim to determine the exact optimum picking dates – an increasingly critical factor in the final quality of the wines. Although this harvest was a difficult one, we are pleased with the wines it's produced and so far I think the wines will stand out for their elegance rather than structure,
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 31 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro
Graham's Stone Terraces 2021
19/20 - Richard Mayson

VWP had the honour of tasting this on the steps of THE Graham's Stone Terraces on launch day. It is a stunning port of immense concentration yet with finesse and elegance.

Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port is produced from two low-yielding vineyards of just under 3 hectares laid out on magnificent stone terraces at Quinta dos Malvedos. The Symington family only produce this Vintage Port when these vineyards deliver wines of incomparable elegance and complexity. Given that the stone terraces are comprised of just a limited number of vines, the quality does not always align with the pattern of classic Vintage Port declarations - as was their assessment for 2021 and they are not producing any classic Vintage Ports from this year.
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Price: $430.52 USD
Stock: 34 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2021

Graham's Stone Terraces Vintage Port 2021, Douro
Tappit Hen Bottle 2.25 Lt

Graham’s The Stone Terraces 2021 Vintage Port. Quantities and allocations are minuscule and so we are offering them as single bottles. VWP had the honour of tasting this on the steps of THE Graham's Stone Terraces on launch day. It is a stunning port of immense concentration yet with finesse and elegance.

Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port is produced from two low-yielding vineyards of just under 3 hectares laid out on magnificent stone terraces at Quinta dos Malvedos. The Symington family only produce this Vintage Port when these vineyards deliver wines of incomparable elegance and complexity.
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Price: $1,243.16 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro
Special Offer Includes FREE Gift Box with Accessories

The 2021 Vintage marks the eleventh 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.


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.
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 141 in Stock

Quinta do Passadouro, 2021

Vintage Port, Douro


Dark ruby colour. Very fruity and complex, highlighting the fine aroma of ripe black fruits, jam and spices. Round and velvety, full-bodied, polished and velvety tannins provide a good aftertaste.

Grapes are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then they macerate in the lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta, to ensure the best possible extraction of aromas, colour and tannins during fermentation.

Only 555 cases produced.
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Price: $117.71 USD
Stock: 56 in Stock