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Port 2017: Vintage guide and what to buy

For some houses this is the third vintage declaration in a row - but how do the 2017 Ports stack up to the highly-rated 2015 and 2016 vintages? Richard Mayson finds out and recommends over 25 Ports to buy from the 2017 vintage.

Port 2017

A magnificent vintage, hard on the heels of 2016. Rich, intense, powerful fruit-driven wines balanced by unusual freshness and verve.

When I broached the selection of early-released 2017 Port, I fully expected to see all the hallmarks of a hot vintage. This was, after all, the earliest harvest in living memory, with picking taking place at the end of August.

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