Vintage guides

Region: Vintage Port

Year Rating Drinkability Style More
1963 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A classic. No other vintage since has such an extensive roll of honour more...
1966 starstarstarstarstar drink soon May be the most under-rated year of the century: wines had structure and good flavour more...
1967 starstarstarstarstar drink now Two leading shippers declared 67, but there was little that was memorable more...
1970 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A fine vintage which was widely declared and continues to fulfill its promise. more...
1977 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Considered one of the 'vintages of the century' - some concern that some wines will never soften more...
1980 starstarstarstarstar drink soon An unfairly under-rated vintage which produced relatively dry, highly drinkable wines more...
1982 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Forward and relatively fast-maturing, with soft, sweet character more...
1983 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A smaller vintage in quantity than 1982 but much more robust in style more...
1985 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A very widely declared vintage with rich, well-structured wines more...
1987 starstarstarstarstar drink soon This was a low output year few declared and the world slump was detrimental to vintage port export more...
1991 starstarstarstarstar keep Quantities were low but the quality was excellent. Widely declared more...
1992 starstarstarstarstar keep Poor weather at harvest time meant that few shippers declared. Those who did produced very good more...
1994 starstarstarstarstar keep An excellent year, with wonderfully rich, ripe wines. Quantities were small and demand extremely big more...
1995 starstarstarstarstar keep Eccentric weather conditions permitted only a few producers to declare a vintage more...
1996 starstarstarstarstar keep With a couple of exceptions only the canny or the lucky will strike gold more...
1997 starstarstarstarstar keep An almost unanimous declaration. The wines are well structured and appear ageworthy more...
1998 starstarstarstarstar keep Some excellent single quinta Ports for drinking in the medium term more...
2000 starstarstarstarstar keep A classic port vintage that is remarkable for the sheer depth of colour and richness evident in nearly all the wines. more...
2001 starstarstarstarstar keep Most declared either single quinta Ports or under their second label. more...
2002 starstarstarstarstar drink now After high hopes at the outset, 2002 proved to be something of a damp squib. more...
2003 starstarstarstarstar keep There are some solid, well-structured wines that, like the 1997s, will repay keeping. more...
2004 starstarstarstarstar keep A good year after a bad start. more...
2005 starstarstarstarstar keep The harvesting weather could not have been better. All indicators point to a great vintage more...
2006 starstarstarstarstar keep Generally undeclared vintage but with some notable exceptions. Unrelenting hot weather. more...
2007 starstarstarstarstar keep Widely declared, cooler character vintage. Wines are fresh and elegant, with exceptionally polished tannins - fine yet dense and rich. Huge potential for ageing. more...
2008 starstarstarstarstar keep Dry, cool season and fortuitous late ripening for those who held out until mid-September's unexpected sunshine. Single-quinta vintage declaration. more...