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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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    2017Classic-72
    2016Classic-72
    2015Excellent-71
    2014Good-18
    2013Good-34
    2012Very good-41
    2011Classic-94
    2010Very good7018
    2009Very good-62
    2008Very good2037
    2007Outstanding4693
    2006Very good-24
    2005Very good-56
    2004Very good to Excellent6558
    2003Excellent5695
    2002Good2734
    2001Very good to Excellent2443
    2000Classic510095
    1999Very good36160
    1998Good32933
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    1997Outstanding46990
    1996Good to Very good33840
    1995Excellent34265
    1994Outstanding44668
    1993Very poor11
    1992Excellent32226
    1991Excellent44163
    1990Average to Good21317
    1989Very good32041
    1988Average11116
    1987Very good2883053
    1986Good180711
    1985Outstanding to Classic4964674
    1984Good2811525
    1983Outstanding4923660
    1982Good to Very good3843980
    1981Very poor11
    1980Very good3873148
    1979Average2741326
    1978Good to Very good2842756
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    1977Classic5973363
    1976Average17646
    1975Good2803450
    1974Average174114
    1973Very poor00
    1972Average to Good17968
    1971Very poor02
    1970Classic5954180
    1969Very poor7212
    1968Average277411
    1967Very good2881627
    1966Outstanding5932946
    1965Average to Good1801019
    1964Average to Good1811011
    1963Classic5984470
    1962Good282712
    1961Good38058
    1960Very good to Excellent4874164
    1959Very poor-2
    1958Very good3842145
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    1957Good to Very good851119
    1956Very poor-1
    1955Outstanding5942652
    1954Good to Very good385318
    1953Fair2-10
    1952Below average80315
    1951Poor1-5
    1950
    The Lady's Vintage
    Good to Very good2861335
    1949Below average70-6
    1948Outstanding to Classic499924
    1947Outstanding4931240
    1946Below average170-6
    1945Classic5982243
    1944Average to Good470316
    1943Average to Good270416
    1942Very good to Excellent3861022
    1941Average170-5
    1940Average270212
    1939Very poor-4
    1938Average280210
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    1937Average270211
    1936Average2-4
    1935
    George V's Jubilee Vintage
    Classic5951536
    1934Outstanding4931234
    1933Average3-13
    1932Poor-3
    1931Classic595326
    1930Very poor-1Taylor sold their Quinta de Vargellas to the Lancashire Wine Merchant Horridge's second son Cork's birth
    1929Average280110
    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 average170-5
    1924Very good to Excellent4851829
    1923Average270-4
    1922Very good3851833
    1921Fair117
    1920Very good to Excellent4852336
    1919Average75710
    1918Poor-6
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    1917Very good3881531
    1916Average-8
    1915Below average-5
    1914Below average-7
    1913Below average-2
    1912Classic5992531
    1911
    Coronation Vintage
    Good38017
    1910Fair3-2
    1909Below average-3
    1908Outstanding to Classic5942638
    1907Below average-2
    1906Below average-6
    1905Poor-3
    1904
    Schnappsen Vintage
    Outstanding4902531Out of Brandy in Portugal why brandy was imported.
    1903Poor-3
    1902Fair-7
    1901Fair-5
    1900Outstanding to Classic5902232
    1899Average13
    1898Average-0
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    1897
    Royal Diamond Jubilee Vintage
    Outstanding4712Sandeman used Scottish whisky to fortify
    1896Outstanding to Classic42433
    1895Average to Good3-1
    1894Good to Very good21315
    1893Good to Very good3-1Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1892Good to Very good11015Some port fortified by brandy from the Azores
    1891Average1-2
    1890Very good32031
    1889Average to Good-1
    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
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    1877Good3-2
    1876Poor-0
    1875Outstanding41822
    1874Average135
    1873Excellent31622Even better than 1872
    1872Excellent31616
    1871Poor-1
    1870Classic51924
    1869Poor3-1
    1868Classic4-15One of the best vintage ever.
    1867Below average-6
    1866Below average-1
    1865Good-13
    1864Below average-3
    1863Classic5-15One of the best ever
    1862Average-1
    1861Average-9
    1860Good-4
    1859Average-1
    1858Excellent to Outstanding3-9
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    1857Poor-0
    1856Very poor-0
    1855Below average-0
    1854
    Comet Vintage (Donatis comet)
    Good to Very good3-7Declared by 4 British shippers
    1853Excellent to Outstanding4-6
    1852Average-1
    1851
    Prince Alberts Great Exhibition Vintage Port
    Outstanding4-15
    1850Good-3
    1849Average-0
    1848Average-2
    1847Classic5-11
    1846Good-5
    1845Fair-0
    1844Good to Very good-7
    1843Fair to Below average-1
    1842Good-6
    1841Very poor to Poor-1
    1840Outstanding3-10
    1839Poor-1
    1838Poor-0
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    1837Average3-1
    1836Poor-1
    1835Average-0
    1834Classic5-9Famous Vintage
    1833Average-2
    1832Poor-2Taylor
    1831Poor-1
    1830Good-3
    1829Poor-2
    1828Average-1
    1827Good-2
    1826Average-0
    1825Poor-1
    1824Poor-0
    1823Fair-0
    1822Good-1
    1821Good-1
    1820Very good to Excellent3-7
    1819Poor-0
    1818Very poor-0
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    1817Average-0
    1816Average-1
    1815Very good to Excellent4-5
    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-2
    1803Good-0
    1802Good to Very good-0
    1801Poor-0
    1800Poor-0

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