2017 Port Releases - Back-to-Back Brilliance

 

“Conjecturing what the 2017s will become, the mind boggles...Clearly, these 2017 Vintage Ports merit a General Declaration.”
Neal Martin

“In my 25 years as a winemaker in our family vineyards, I have never seen a year like this. We have made some really remarkable wines.”
Charles Symington

"[1945 was] an almost identical season to 2017. Let us hope the Ports from the 2017 harvest also follow the quality of those from 1945."
David Fonseca Guimaraens

 

2017 is remarkably only the second ever consecutive vintage to be declared by both Port giants - the Symington Family and the Taylor Fladgate Partnership. In fact, this is the first ever back-to-back declaration in the Symington's long history and only the second in Taylor Fladgate's history (the last was in the mid-19th century). Indeed, 2017 marks a historic event in the annals of the Douro Valley.

Despite both great vintages being deemed worthy of declaration, they are both very different to one another. The 2017s have much more prominent, ripe fruit with oodles of complexity and very ripe, integrated tannins when compared to the altogether more classical 2016s. The yields in 2017 are different too - the Symington's produced a third less than in 2016 whereas the Taylor Fladgate Partnership actually made slightly more wine than in 2016.

What both behemoths agree on is that this is a great vintage - one that has a lot in common with the legendary 1945. Taylor Fladgate's David Guimaraens says that "[1945 was] an almost identical season to 2017" and the Symingtons say “The distinctive conditions experienced throughout 2017 bear striking resemblance to the rainfall and temperature patterns of 1945, which is widely considered to be one of the greatest Vintage Ports ever produced.”

Neal Martin sums up the difference between these back to back greats by saying "whereas the leitmotifs of 2016 are elegance and finesse, 2017 is more about structure and intensity. The 2017s are more hedonistic than their 2016 counterparts and yet the startling aspect of these Ports is their freshness."

Having tasted the full range of 2017s from Taylor Fladgate and the Symington Family we can fully attest to how exciting these wines are. They are very different in style to the 2016s and really should not be missed.

 

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
These wines will be available later in the year
Prices are in bond

 

***For tasting notes please click on the wine below***


2017 Vintage Ports

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
Price
Per Score Help
Vintage Port2017CockburnBT100480.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CockburnTH-1180.00bt95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CroftHV90495.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CroftBT106480.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CroftMG23480.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CroftDM-5180.00bt94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017CroftIM-4370.00bt94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017DowHV112676.00cs98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017FonsecaHV712655.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017FonsecaBT100640.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017FonsecaMG33640.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017FonsecaDM-5235.00bt95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017FonsecaIM-4475.00bt95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017GrahamHV20676.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017GrahamBT20660.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017GrahamTH-2247.00bt95 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Graham Stone TerracesBT102,200.00cs97 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Quinta do VesuvioBT20540.00cs92 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Quinta do VesuvioTH-2180.00bt92 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Quinta do Vesuvio Capela BT061,500.00cs99 JSAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Symington 2017 Vintage Port Collection Case

Contains 1 bottle each Graham, Graham Stone Terraces, Dow, Cockburn, Warre & Quinta do Vesuvio. In presentation OWC

BT660565.00cs Add to Basket
Vintage Port2017TaylorHV30665.00cs98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017TaylorBT106650.00cs98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017TaylorMG10650.00cs98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017TaylorDM-5240.00bt98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017TaylorIM-3480.00bt98 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017Taylor Vargellas Vinha VelhasBT101,550.00cs97/99 MSQAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017WarreBT20540.00cs94 NMAdd to Basket
Vintage Port2017WarreTH-1202.00bt94 NMAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
These wines will be available later in the year
Prices are in bond