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2014 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 14:35 Fri 04 Mar 2016

This thread is to hold details of the 2014 vintage declarations.

Please post declarations seen, ideally with a link to the source. Also please mention bottlings in formats ≥3 litres (double-magnum and up), so that they can be added to the postscript to the essay Big Bottles of Port: Ending The Prohibition.

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Declared 2014 Vintage Ports, including Single Quinta Vintage Ports:
  • Churchill (1,150 case equivalents only in halves and magnums);
  • Pintas;
  • Quevedo - a very limited release
  • Quinta da Gaivosa (announced at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta de la Rosa (announced at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta de Sao Jose (announced at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta do Bomfim;
  • Quinta do Crasto (reported on FTLOP);
  • Quinta do Corvo;
  • Quinta do Javali;
  • Quinta do Noval (1,000 cases);
  • Quinta do Passadouro (featuring at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta do Pessegueiro (announced at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta do Vale Meao (reported on FTLOP);
  • Quinta das Tecedeiras (1,600 bottles; announced at the New Douro Tasting);
  • Quinta dos Canais;
  • Quinta dos Malvedos;
  • Quinta Vale Dona Maria (BFT 2016 catalogue, page 33);
  • Ramos Pinto (announced on Facebook, reportedly).
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 20:14 Tue 19 Apr 2016

BFT 2016 catalogue mentions “Quinta Vale D. Maria” “Vintage Port 2014”.

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 23:39 Sat 23 Apr 2016

Jasper reports on FTLOP that Crasto have had a 2014 blend approved.

We have reason to believe that Quevedo made a 2014 VP but for personal stocks only.
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by DRT » 08:32 Sun 24 Apr 2016

It is perhaps noteworthy that despite the passing of St George's Day none of the major shippers appear to have announced either classic or single quinta vintage ports being released from 2014.

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by Glenn E. » 23:15 Sun 24 Apr 2016

I has a sad. :-(
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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:16 Tue 26 Apr 2016

Sad indeed. A wonderful harvest ruined by rains arrival at the worst possible time.


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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by Thomas » 14:04 Wed 27 Apr 2016

On Ramos Pintos Facebook page it says they will release a Single Quinta vintage from 2014
Ramos Pinto announces the launch of the 2014 Quinta do Bom Retiro Vintage Port!
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https://www.facebook.com/Ramos.Pinto.Po ... 88808467:0

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 07:43 Mon 09 May 2016

http://www.quintadojavali.com/wines/por ... -2014.html

Javali has announced the release of a 2014 vintage.
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Post by Axel P » 16:04 Sat 28 May 2016

Pintas and Vale Meao want to release theirs as well, but havent seen yet. Luisa and Sandra said so at ProWein and had samples.

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by /2alph » 21:34 Tue 07 Jun 2016

Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais will be released as well.

http://portwine.ch/pdf/Portwine-Company ... e-2016.pdf

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by forest26 » 13:45 Fri 10 Jun 2016

Grahams released a small quantity of Malvedos to meet its Port Bond commitments.

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by flash_uk » 18:45 Fri 10 Jun 2016

forest26 wrote:Grahams released a small quantity of Malvedos to meet its Port Bond commitments.
Do you know if any can be obtained without a bond?

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 Fri 10 Jun 2016

forest26 wrote:Grahams released a small quantity of Malvedos to meet its Port Bond commitments.
Did they say that it was for that purpose? Where? Or are you guessing?

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 08:55 Fri 08 Jul 2016

The Ramos Pinto website shows a picture of a bottle of Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 2014 vintage port
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by idj123 » 08:16 Sat 24 Sep 2016

I hadn't appreciated until I received a communication from a retailer yesterday that Noval had declared two weeks ago but lo, there it is listed in the first post with no fanfare and no other reference that I can see? Also see that the NN 2001 is now to be released.

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Post by AHB » 20:42 Sat 24 Sep 2016

idj123 wrote:I hadn't appreciated until I received a communication from a retailer yesterday that Noval had declared two weeks ago but lo, there it is listed in the first post with no fanfare and no other reference that I can see? Also see that the NN 2001 is now to be released.
When I get around to it I'll load up copies of the press announcements relating to the release of the N14 and then link the reference in the first post to the announcements.
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 12:12 Wed 05 Oct 2016

Pintas added to the list after a conversation and tasting with Sandra Tavares. Jolly nice it was too! One I can recommend to anyone looking for a port for a birth or christening present.
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by forest26 » 11:13 Thu 06 Oct 2016

Churchill have declared a Vintage Port for 2014
Total production 10,300 litres.

I have just received the press release.

Only available in Magnums and half bottles... somewhat unusual....

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by flash_uk » 13:17 Thu 06 Oct 2016

forest26 wrote:Churchill have declared a Vintage Port for 2014
Total production 10,300 litres.

I have just received the press release.

Only available in Magnums and half bottles... somewhat unusual....
Potentially a clever commercial decision? With the relatively small overall quantity, not releasing a 750ml product removes a pricing "benchmark" and perhaps allows the pricing on the halves and magnums to be stretched a bit to drive better margins?

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 22:16 Thu 06 Oct 2016

flash_uk wrote:
forest26 wrote:Churchill have declared a Vintage Port for 2014
Total production 10,300 litres.

I have just received the press release.

Only available in Magnums and half bottles... somewhat unusual....
Potentially a clever commercial decision? With the relatively small overall quantity, not releasing a 750ml product removes a pricing "benchmark" and perhaps allows the pricing on the halves and magnums to be stretched a bit to drive better margins?
It's not that small a quantity - 1,150 cases is more than Noval declared - but your commercial logic makes sense.
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by Glenn E. » 05:05 Fri 07 Oct 2016

Assuming any make it Stateside, I'll buy halves.
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Post by Axel P » 14:30 Fri 28 Oct 2016

Graham Malvedos
Cockburn Canais and
Dow Bomfim to be released later on.

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 19:08 Fri 04 Nov 2016

5 new shippers added to the list following the release of the program booklet for the 2016 New Douro tasting.
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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 11:49 Sun 30 Apr 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
14:35 Fri 04 Mar 2016
Declared 2014 Vintage Ports, including Single Quinta Vintage Ports:
  • Quinta do Bomfim;
Is there any evidence of the existence of DB14?

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Re: 2014 Declarations

Post by AHB » 19:41 Sun 30 Apr 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
11:49 Sun 30 Apr 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
14:35 Fri 04 Mar 2016
Declared 2014 Vintage Ports, including Single Quinta Vintage Ports:
  • Quinta do Bomfim;
Is there any evidence of the existence of DB14?
I can't find any. There is plenty of evidence of Dow Bomfim Vale do Bomfim - which is the table wine - from 2014, but no mention that I can find of a port from the vintage.
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