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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
    2021-13
    2020-59
    2019-59
    2018Very good to Excellent-68
    2017Classic-109
    2016Classic-94
    2015Excellent to Outstanding-78
    2014Good-34
    2013Good-42
    2012Very good-43
    2011Classic-100
    2010Good7020
    2009Excellent-66
    2008Good to Very good2036
    2007Outstanding4694
    2006Very good-25
    2005Very good-59
    2004Very good to Excellent6558
    2003Excellent5697
    2002Good2738
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    2001Very good to Excellent2444
    2000Classic5100100
    1999Very good36166
    1998Good32934
    1997Outstanding46991
    1996Good to Very good33842
    1995Excellent34265
    1994Outstanding44669
    1993Very poor11
    1992Excellent32224
    1991Excellent44165
    1990Average to Good21317
    1989Very good32042
    1988Average11115
    1987Very good2883054
    1986Good180711
    1985Outstanding to Classic4964681
    1984Good2811526
    1983Outstanding4923662
    1982Good to Very good3843984
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1981Very poor12
    1980Very good3873152
    1979Average2741328
    1978Good to Very good2842759
    1977Classic5973363
    1976Average17646
    1975Good2803450
    1974Average174115
    1973Very poor00
    1972Average to Good17968
    1971Very poor02
    1970Classic5954183
    1969Very poor7212
    1968Average277411
    1967Very good2881625
    1966Outstanding5932948
    1965Average to Good1801017
    1964Average to Good1811010
    1963Classic5984467
    1962Good282716
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1961Good38058
    1960Very good to Excellent4874164
    1959Very poor-3
    1958Very good3842145
    1957Good to Very good851120
    1956Very poor-1
    1955Outstanding5942653
    1954Good to Very good385322
    1953Fair2-9
    1952Below average80315
    1951Poor1-5
    1950
    The Lady's Vintage
    Good to Very good2861334
    1949Below average70-7
    1948Outstanding to Classic499924
    1947Outstanding4931244
    1946Below average170-7
    1945Classic5982248
    1944Average to Good470316
    1943Average to Good270416
    1942Very good to Excellent3861025
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1941Average170-6
    1940Average270211
    1939Very poor-4
    1938Average280211
    1937Average270210
    1936Average2-3
    1935
    George V's Jubilee Vintage
    Classic5951542
    1934Outstanding4931231
    1933Average3-12
    1932Poor-2
    1931Classic595329
    1930Very poor-2Taylor sold their Quinta de Vargellas to the Lancashire Wine Merchant Horridge's second son Cork's birth
    1929Average28019
    1928Below average2-2
    1927Classic51003046Best during the 20th century
    1926Fair170-9Taylor produced and sold Quinta de Vargellas to a Wine Merchant due to his son's birth
    1925Below average170-6
    1924Very good to Excellent4851832
    1923Average270-5
    1922Very good3851837
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1921Fair116
    1920Very good to Excellent4852339
    1919Average75710
    1918Poor-6
    1917Very good3881534
    1916Average-8
    1915Below average-2
    1914Below average-7
    1913Below average-1
    1912Classic5992532
    1911
    Coronation Vintage
    Good38015
    1910Fair3-4
    1909Below average-3
    1908Outstanding to Classic5942639
    1907Below average-2
    1906Below average-9
    1905Poor-2
    1904
    Schnappsen Vintage
    Outstanding4902532Out of Brandy in Portugal why brandy was imported.
    1903Poor-3
    1902Fair-8
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1901Fair-5
    1900Outstanding to Classic5902230
    1899Average12
    1898Average-0
    1897
    Royal Diamond Jubilee Vintage
    Outstanding4713Sandeman used Scottish whisky to fortify
    1896Outstanding to Classic42435
    1895Average to Good3-3
    1894Good to Very good21315
    1893Good to Very good3-2Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1892Good to Very good11016Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1891Average1-3
    1890Very good32034
    1889Average to Good-2
    1888Average-1
    1887Good to Very good32033
    1886Poor-3
    1885Average159
    1884Classic52125May be regarded as the last of the 10 vintages
    1883Fair-0
    1882Below average-2
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1881Very good32025Promised to be 8 but became a great disappointment
    1880Good267
    1879Poor-0
    1878Classic42023The last pre-phylloxera Port
    1877Good3-2
    1876Poor-0
    1875Outstanding41822
    1874Average134
    1873Excellent31624Even better than 1872
    1872Excellent31616
    1871Poor-3
    1870Classic51928
    1869Poor3-1
    1868Classic4-20One of the best vintage ever.
    1867Below average-10
    1866Below average-1
    1865Good-12
    1864Below average-3
    1863Classic5-22One of the best ever
    1862Average-2
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1861Average-13
    1860Good-6
    1859Average-1
    1858Excellent to Outstanding3-14
    1857Poor-0
    1856Very poor-0
    1855Below average-0
    1854
    Comet Vintage (Donatis comet)
    Good to Very good3-8Declared by 4 British shippers
    1853Excellent to Outstanding4-9
    1852Average-1
    1851
    Prince Alberts Great Exhibition Vintage Port
    Outstanding4-23
    1850Good-4
    1849Average-0
    1848Average-2
    1847Classic5-19
    1846Good-6
    1845Fair-0
    1844Good to Very good-12
    1843Fair to Below average-1
    1842Good-8
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
    1841Very poor to Poor-1
    1840Outstanding3-16
    1839Poor-1
    1838Poor-0
    1837Average3-2
    1836Poor-1
    1835Average-1
    1834Classic5-14Famous Vintage
    1833Average-2
    1832Poor-2Taylor
    1831Poor-1
    1830Good-5
    1829Poor-2
    1828Average-1
    1827Good-2
    1826Average-0
    1825Poor-1
    1824Poor-0
    1823Fair-0
    1822Good-1
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1821Good-3
    1820Very good to Excellent3-11
    1819Poor-0
    1818Very poor-0
    1817Average-1
    1816Average-1
    1815Very good to Excellent4-7
    1814Average-0
    1813Average-1
    1812Very good to Excellent-4
    1811Outstanding5-2
    1810Good to Very good-0
    1809Average-0
    1808Average-0
    1807Average-0
    1806Very good to Excellent-0
    1805Average-1
    1804Good-2
    1803Good-0
    1802Good to Very good-0
    VintageRatingBroad-
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    1801Poor-0
    1800Poor-0

    Last tasted:

    6th July
    Quinta do Panascal
    Fonseca-Guimaraens 2008
    28th June
    Berry Bros 1997
    Fortum & Mason 2000
    16th June
    Gould Campbell 1991
    15th June
    Smith Woodhouse 1966
    14th June
    Prime
    Messias 2011
    12th June
    Real Comp. Velha 2002
    10th June
    Sao Pedro das Aguias 2009
    9th June
    Quinta do Vesuvio 1998
    5th June
    Croft 2000

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