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2017 vintage port?

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#1

It appears Symington have declared the 2017 vintage. Anyone else looking forward to port EP?

https://vintageportsite.com/campaign/2017-vintage-port-declared


#2

Jancis expecting more to follow suit… :slight_smile:

Expect a flood of 2017 vintage port declarations... Volumes will probably be small, prices ambitious.

— Jancis Robinson (@JancisRobinson) April 9, 2019

#3

After loading up on 2011s (birth year) and 2016s (my greedy year), I will sit out vintage ports for the foreseeable future.

You can have my allocations :smiley:


#4

Excellent spot, @szaki1974! Thanks for sharing so we’re ahead of the curve! :smiley:


#5

I may skip as Ive got 2016… or maybe not :see_no_evil:


#6

Lowest volume on record + hype of second declaration in a row = ££€€$$$ ?

I recently snagged a case of 6 x Fonseca VP 2016 at EP price -13% , at a merchand “bin ends”

So I suspect that if prices go up again for 2017, and 2016 is still available at EP price or less, a rather hard sell it is gonna be


#7

I agree. I’m only in my early 40s but I think my days of EP port buying are over. It’s bad enough waiting for my halves of 2007 to be ready!


#8

I’m not sure what to make of VP these days. You used to have to sit on the stuff for at least 15+ years, but now some are delicious from the word go. But not all.

Fortunately I am sitting on enough of the stuff to see me out (I don’t drink that much of it). But if I wanted to buy more than the odd bottle, I think I would want to taste it first, or at least have somebody else do so whose taste aligned with my own.


#9

I would not really buy more than the odd bottle… so most likely pass on TWS and pick up 1-2 single halves from L&W (if they are still in business).


#10

It’s a birth year for my son. I may be tempted to pick up an odd bottle here or there but don’t think I could justify a 6pk


#11

I have drunk a few 2011s, some 2015s and they are already delicious.
Not many of my (many) VP bottles will make it to 30y…


#12

Might buy a mixed case of halves, but thats about it, not masses of point in port EP in ny opinion. Unless its a really mega year


#13

I’m not sure if it’s being excessive but after managing to purchase EP a case of Cockburns 2016 I’m tempted to try with the 2017 vintage this year. It should be interesting in a decade or two to compare the both side by side. Maybe even if vintage declaration becomes more frequent I could develop a vertical tasting of the same port house. Highly extravagant I know but always nice to dream…


#14

I have 2011, 2015 and 2016. Not sure another declaration is likely this decade so I might need 2017 to round out the set. So far none are the same wines, so if I do jump in I’ll likely go Quinta do Novol and have a selection of wines from the decade, and call that corner of my collection full.


#15

Maybe it is time for a tappit hen of something…


#16

I think I have just done and finished my buying of the 2017s by adding two halves of Niepoort to the cellar.


#17

Got the same email and was considering 6 halves as well…


#18

After much umming and aahing and then some further reading, I have just opted for the mixed halves case. Hope that I make it to my 70th!