Port 2017 – compelling and powerful


We're publishing this collection of tasting notes on this first tranche of the just-declared 2017 vintage ports as soon as has been possible but will be supplementing it with notes on yet more of them later in the month. 

‘It would have been unthinkable not to declare this vintage’, said Christian Seely of Quinta do Noval, introducing the 2017 Fladgate, Symington and Noval/Romaneira ports on behalf of Adrian Bridge, Charles Symington and himself. All three were basking in the success of their wines being shown that day on the sixth floor of the Tate Modern on the south bank of the...