It is very rare that two consecutive vintages are widely declared. But that is the case with 2016 and 2017. Though very different from each other, both years produced exceptional fruit.
by Chuck Hayward
Vintage port is one of the more unique segments of the wine industry, yet many people regularly overlook it at the dinner table and even those of us who attend countless trade tastings don’t get to try it that often. Yet when port houses declare a vintage, it provides the opportunity to sample a range of excellent wines, across vintages, as well as the chance to talk shop with some of the most interesting personalities in the wine world.