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Vintage Ratings

It must be remembered that Port Houses can make Vintage Port without ‘declaring’ the year. That is why the number of ‘declared houses’ often is mentioned with different figures from different sources.

We have following classification of the vintage years:

  • Very poor
  • Poor
  • Fair
  • Below average
  • Average
  • Good
  • Very Good
  • Excellent
  • Outstanding
  • Classic
  • Explanations for the columns in the table below:

  • Michael Broadbent's rating is on a scale from 1-5
  • James Suckling's scale is up to 100
  • The source for number of 'Declared houses' is statistics from IVDP
  • 'Known brands' is the number of brands we know of that has been made in each vintage
  • Select a vintage to show tasting notes

    VintageRatingBroad-
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    2014Good-10
    2013Good-28
    2012Very good-35
    2011Classic-92
    2010Very good7015
    2009Very good-60
    2008Very good2033
    2007Outstanding4690
    2006Very good-21
    2005Very good-53
    2004Very good to Excellent6552
    2003Excellent5690
    2002Good2732
    2001Very good to Excellent2440
    2000Classic510089
    1999Very good36156
    1998Good32932
    1997Outstanding46985
    1996Good to Very good33839
    1995Excellent34264
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1994Outstanding44665
    1993Very poor11
    1992Excellent32226
    1991Excellent44162
    1990Average to Good21315
    1989Very good32040
    1988Average11116
    1987Very good2883052
    1986Good180711
    1985Outstanding to Classic4964670
    1984Good2811524
    1983Outstanding4923657
    1982Good to Very good3843976
    1981Very poor11
    1980Very good3873145
    1979Average2741324
    1978Good to Very good2842750
    1977Classic5973363
    1976Average17646
    1975Good2803449
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    1974Average174114
    1973Very poor00
    1972Average to Good17968
    1971Very poor00
    1970Classic5954177
    1969Very poor7211
    1968Average277410
    1967Very good2881626
    1966Outstanding5932943
    1965Average to Good1801019
    1964Average to Good1811010
    1963Classic5984468
    1962Good282712
    1961Good38057
    1960Very good to Excellent4874162
    1959Very poor-2
    1958Very good3842142
    1957Good to Very good851121
    1956Very poor-2
    1955Outstanding5942648
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    1954Good to Very good385318
    1953Fair2-12
    1952Below average80314
    1951Poor1-5
    1950
    The Lady's Vintage
    Good to Very good2861335
    1949Below average70-5
    1948Outstanding to Classic499924
    1947Outstanding4931241
    1946Below average170-6
    1945Classic5982237
    1944Average to Good470316
    1943Average to Good270416
    1942Very good to Excellent3861022
    1941Average170-6
    1940Average270212
    1939Very poor-3
    1938Average280210
    1937Average270211
    1936Average2-4
    1935
    George V's Jubilee Vintage
    Classic5951531
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1934Outstanding4931235
    1933Average3-12
    1932Poor-4
    1931Classic595324
    1930Very poor-2Taylor sold their Quinta de Vargellas to the Lancashire Wine Merchant Horridge's second son Cork's birth
    1929Average28019
    1928Below average2-1
    1927Classic51003043Best during the 20th century
    1926Fair170-9Taylor produced and sold Quinta de Vargellas to a Wine Merchant due to his son's birth
    1925Below average170-5
    1924Very good to Excellent4851826
    1923Average270-4
    1922Very good3851829
    1921Fair117
    1920Very good to Excellent4852332
    1919Average75710
    1918Poor-5
    1917Very good3881527
    1916Average-7
    1915Below average-6
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    1914Below average-6
    1913Below average-2
    1912Classic5992529
    1911
    Coronation Vintage
    Good38018
    1910Fair3-2
    1909Below average-3
    1908Outstanding to Classic5942637
    1907Below average-2
    1906Below average-6
    1905Poor-5
    1904
    Schnappsen Vintage
    Outstanding4902529Out of Brandy in Portugal why brandy was imported.
    1903Poor-3
    1902Fair-7
    1901Fair-5
    1900Outstanding to Classic5902232
    1899Average13
    1898Average-0
    1897
    Royal Diamond Jubilee Vintage
    Outstanding4711Sandeman used Scottish whisky to fortify
    1896Outstanding to Classic42431
    1895Average to Good3-2
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1894Good to Very good21316
    1893Good to Very good3-1Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1892Good to Very good11015Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1891Average1-1
    1890Very good32030
    1889Average to Good-0
    1888Average-1
    1887Good to Very good32030
    1886Poor-3
    1885Average156
    1884Classic52123May be regarded as the last of the 10 vintages
    1883Fair-0
    1882Below average-1
    1881Very good32022Promised to be 8 but became a great disappointment
    1880Good267
    1879Poor-0
    1878Classic42021The last pre-phylloxera Port
    1877Good3-2
    1876Poor-0
    1875Outstanding41823
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    1874Average134
    1873Excellent31623Even better than 1872
    1872Excellent31615
    1871Poor-3
    1870Classic51924
    1869Poor3-1
    1868Classic4-14One of the best vintage ever.
    1867Below average-3
    1866Below average-1
    1865Good-11
    1864Below average-2
    1863Classic5-11One of the best ever
    1862Average-0
    1861Average-6
    1860Good-2
    1859Average-1
    1858Excellent to Outstanding3-7
    1857Poor-0
    1856Very poor-0
    1855Below average-0
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1854
    Comet Vintage (Donatis comet)
    Good to Very good3-5Declared by 4 British shippers
    1853Excellent to Outstanding4-5
    1852Average-1
    1851
    Prince Alberts Great Exhibition Vintage Port
    Outstanding4-12
    1850Good-2
    1849Average-0
    1848Average-1
    1847Classic5-8
    1846Good-2
    1845Fair-0
    1844Good to Very good-5
    1843Fair to Below average-0
    1842Good-4
    1841Very poor to Poor-1
    1840Outstanding3-6
    1839Poor-1
    1838Poor-0
    1837Average3-0
    1836Poor-1
    1835Average-1
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1834Classic5-7Famous Vintage
    1833Average-1
    1832Poor-1Taylor
    1831Poor-0
    1830Good-1
    1829Poor-0
    1828Average-0
    1827Good-1
    1826Average-0
    1825Poor-0
    1824Poor-1
    1823Fair-0
    1822Good-1
    1821Good-0
    1820Very good to Excellent3-6
    1819Poor-0
    1818Very poor-0
    1817Average-0
    1816Average-0
    1815Very good to Excellent4-3
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1814Average-0
    1813Average-1
    1812Very good to Excellent-2
    1811Outstanding5-2
    1810Good to Very good-0
    1809Average-0
    1808Average-0
    1807Average-0
    1806Very good to Excellent-0
    1805Average-1
    1804Good-1
    1803Good-0
    1802Good to Very good-0
    1801Poor-0
    1800Poor-0

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