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2017 Declarations

Post by AHB » 21:41 Mon 18 Mar 2019

This thread is to hold the details of the Vintage Ports from the 2017 vintage. An asterisk next to the shipper indicates that a tasting note is on TPF for the Port (with a link to the TN).

First to declare (at least the first I have heard officially declare) is Niepoort on March 18th with their official launch event in April.

2017 declared by:
Maynard*
Niepoort*
Pocas*
Quevedo
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta da Sequeira
Quinta do Noval
  • Quinta do Noval
  • Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vallado
Ramos Pinto
  • Ramos Pinto (750 cases)
  • Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira (750 cases)
Symington Family Estates
Links to other vintages:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by Axel P » 07:37 Tue 09 Apr 2019

2017 is going to be great (again):


https://youtu.be/gpCDjtBivwo
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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by DRT » 09:56 Tue 09 Apr 2019

The Symingtons have declared this morning: https://vintageportsite.com/campaign/20 ... t-declared
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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by CPR 1 » 10:21 Tue 09 Apr 2019

Interesting generally smaller volumes from the Symington Family but significantly more of the Stone Terraces and Capela but no Smith Woodhouse

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Post by Axel P » 11:17 Tue 09 Apr 2019

Noval as well with both, the regular Noval and the Nacional:
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Post by DRT » 12:18 Tue 09 Apr 2019

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by AHB » 13:14 Tue 09 Apr 2019

At the Big Fortified Tasting a number of producers are showing finished blends or cask samples of 2017 Vintage Ports. These are:
Quevedo
Quinta da Sequeira
Quinta do Vallado Adelaide
Ramos Pinto
Ramos Pinto Quinta de Ervamoira
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 21:37 Tue 09 Apr 2019

Symington Family Estates, on YouTube, have declared 2017. A “general declaration”, no specific names mentioned in the video.
The Graham website wrote:We have produced 2017 Vintage Ports from across our flagship Douro Quintas, and will shortly be offering limited quantities (by allocation en primeur) of Graham’s, Dow’s, Warre’s and Cockburn’s as well as Quinta do Vesuvio, Graham’s The Stone Terraces and Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio. The 2017 is just the fourth release of the latter two, which are only produced in truly exceptional years. Given the very low-yielding year, the 2017 Vintage Port is the smallest Symington declaration of the 21st century.
(No Gould Campbell; no Smith Woodhouse; no Quarles Harris; no Martinez.)

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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by idj123 » 22:24 Tue 09 Apr 2019

Cripes-iit looks like my intention not to buy any new vintages may have gone out the window although the apparent demise of SW is disappointing and removes the last tier 2 Port from the SFE portfolio.

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Post by Glenn E. » 03:40 Wed 10 Apr 2019

CPR 1 wrote:Interesting generally smaller volumes from the Symington Family but significantly more of the Stone Terraces and Capela but no Smith Woodhouse
Sell 1 bottle at normal price, or sell 1 bottle at 2x to 3x normal price?

Hopefully it won't adversely affect the quality of the regular Graham and Vesuvio to have such a significantly different ratio.
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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by DRT » 14:10 Wed 10 Apr 2019

On FTLOP Thomas V wrote:2017 The Stone terraces consist of
  • 6360 individually numbered bottles
    180 Magnums
    120 Tappit Hens
...

Full specs here
The Dow 2017 data sheet is the only other to mention format quantities, being 5,250 cases, including 240 magnums and 200 Tappit Hens.
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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by /2alph » 13:21 Thu 11 Apr 2019

Ramos Pinto declared as well

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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by AHB » 20:41 Mon 15 Apr 2019

Just popped in a link to Ramos Pinto’s declaration announcement.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 2017 Declarations

Post by AHB » 09:29 Wed 17 Apr 2019

Those of you who were at the b.f.t. yesterday, please could you post your thoughts and impressions of the 2017 Ports that were at the show. The producers who exhibited them are keen for knowledgeable Port afficiandos to create some internet presence for their wines.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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