Vintage Port is one of the world’s great wines. It’s also relatively affordable compared with other great wines. But there’s an even better bargain in single-quinta Ports from shoulder vintages – those that might have been declared had they not been adjacent to already-declared years.
2008 was a really good vintage in the Douro, but most if not all Port houses won’t declare it. So smart punters opt for the single-quinta Ports. I haven’t tried the Symington family single-quintas, but I have tried (and drunk) the Taylor Fladgate single quintas, and they are brilliant.
You can read my full notes here. I particularly liked Taylor’s Quinta de Terra Feita. But they were all good.
As an aside, I wonder if we will see a breakdown in the future between vintage years and single-quinta years. Many producers are now making Port every year.
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