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Port Vintage Chart

Here is a list of generally declared Vintage Ports since 1900. Note how since the 1990s the tradition of only 3 declarations per decade has been cast aside.

Last updated 20th January 2015.

Year Drinking Rating Notes
2011
Keep
10
The weather conditions throughout the whole growing season have been described as perfect. The 2011 vintage is being lined up to be amongst the greats.
2009
Keep
8
The very hot Summer lead to a split declaration where vineyards on higher ground and with better drought tolerance tended to produce better although low yielding fruit. This vintage is being compared with 2003.
2008
Keep
6
A cold Winter meant lower than usual yields. Not widely declared, but Noval and the single quintas produced good wines.
2007
Keep
10
Stunning wines from an exceptional year. General declaration. Excellent long term potential.
2003
Keep
8
These wines have traditional tannin based tones with rich fruit flavours. General declaration.
2000
Keep
10
Volumes were low in 2000 although it is now considered a classic year; the wines are rich and strong.
1997
Keep
9
Full bodied and well balanced. General declaration.
1994
Keep
10
A highlight from the 20th century. Outstanding port with exceptional ripe fruit structure and full flavour. General declaration.
1992
Keep
8
Concentrated wines. Few declared but those that did have produced excellent examples.
1991
Keep
8
A small yield this year but of very good quality. Declared by most port houses.
1985
Drink/Keep
6
A classic Vintage Port; the wines are rich and strong. General declaration. Some tastings from top tier producers in 2014 were not quite as good as expected perhaps revealing the longevity.
1983
Drink/Keep
7
An exceptional year with wonderfully powerful wines. However the 1977 and 1985 vintages appealed more so 1983 is a good value Port. Declared by most houses.
1982
Drink
6
A softer wine maturing well. Easy drinking port.
1980
Drink/Keep
7
Good wines but similar to 1983 is great value at auction. General declaration.
1977
Drink/Keep
9
Declared by the major houses. An excellent vintage with a long finish and complex structure.
1975
Drink
6
A smooth and light wine and very quaffable. General declaration.
1970
Drink/Keep
9
A superb port declared by the major houses. Excellent balance, structure and finish. A very fine port drinking well.
1967
Drink
4
Minor declaration. Wines fading.
1966
Drink/Keep
10
An exceptional Vintage Port and good value in view of the quality.
1963
Drink
10
A very fine port. Declared by the major houses.
1960
Drink
5
An elegant Port with a slightly sweet foundation. Declared by the major houses.
1958
Drink
7
Fragrant and light ports. Declared by some houses.
1955
Drink/Keep
6
An exceptional Vintage Port with amazing aging potential. Still considered as drinking well now or having considerable further cellaring. Declared by most houses.
1950
Drink
6
An elegant and light vintage. Declared by some houses.
1948
Drink/Keep
10
Excellent and fine ports but now tricky to find. Declared by some houses.
1947
Drink
6
Good quality port declared by a small number of houses.
1945
Drink/Keep
8
A superb year declared by the major houses.
1935
Drink
8
A high tannin port with rich fruit, this is a classic Vintage Port. Declared by the major houses.
1934
Drink
6
An excellent vintage; a strong wine with excellent foundations. Declared by some of the major houses.
1927
Drink
10
The finest Vintage Port. If you have the opportunity to drink this it will be a very special moment.
1924
Drink
7
A low volume year that produced an excellent vintage. Declared by the major houses.
1920
Drink
4
General declaration.
1912
Drink
10
An excellent Vintage Port, perhaps second to 1927 in the 20th Century. Declared by most major houses.
1904
Drink
6
A classic port, has lightened significantly but remains balanced and light. Declared by most major houses.
1900
Drink
6
An excellent Vintage port, the wine is now very light. Declared by most major houses.