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Vintage Charts

Douro Valley Reds
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201197Drink or holdA cooler-than-normal summer, followed by warm, dry harvest weather, produced powerful, structured reds
201089Drink or holdGenerous winter rains produced a bumper crop, but excessive summer heat diluted flavors and delivered open-textured wines
200991Drink or holdMany balanced wines emerged from a challenging vintage, with many in a lighter style
200894Drink or holdCool growing conditions led to even ripening, with wines full of finesse
200796DrinkYields down by 20 percent, but ideal harvest weather delivered optimal ripeness
200690DrinkSummer heat made for an early harvest, with lighter-style reds showing balance
200594DrinkWarm weather, with even ripening during harvest, made balanced and powerful reds
200493DrinkIdeal growing season; rich wines with polished tannins and concentrated flavors
200391DrinkRecord heat; big, ripe, powerful wines with up-front appeal
200281DrinkHarvest rains cut quality; top producers fared well by harvesting early
200189DrinkCool summer weather fostered even ripening; wines have good acidity
200094DrinkSmall yields, but many exceptional wines made as a new wave emerged in Douro

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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