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Port 2019: Vintage guide and what to buy

For some houses, this is the fifth vintage declaration in a row – but how do the 2019 Ports stack up against the highly rated 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages? Richard Mayson finds out and recommends Ports to buy.

Those of us who live for a good vintage Port have never had it so good. After declarations in 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019 represents the fourth consecutive good year for Port.

But the 2019 vintage Ports (declared earlier this year and listed below) are the result of an erratic growing season, with a little over 50% of the average winter rainfall and almost none during the summer months.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Richard Mayson’s top Port 2019 bottles

Fortunately for the growers there was no extreme summer heat with June temperatures (a hot month in previous years) 4℃ below average.

See tasting notes and scores for Richard Mayson’s top Port 2019 bottles

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