|2011||97||Drink or hold||A cooler-than-normal summer, followed by warm, dry harvest weather, produced powerful, structured reds|
|2010||89||Drink or hold||Generous winter rains produced a bumper crop, but excessive summer heat diluted flavors and delivered open-textured wines|
|2009||91||Drink or hold||Many balanced wines emerged from a challenging vintage, with many in a lighter style|
|2008||94||Drink or hold||Cool growing conditions led to even ripening, with wines full of finesse|
|2007||96||Drink||Yields down by 20 percent, but ideal harvest weather delivered optimal ripeness|
|2006||90||Drink||Summer heat made for an early harvest, with lighter-style reds showing balance|
|2005||94||Drink||Warm weather, with even ripening during harvest, made balanced and powerful reds|
|2004||93||Drink||Ideal growing season; rich wines with polished tannins and concentrated flavors|
|2003||91||Drink||Record heat; big, ripe, powerful wines with up-front appeal|
|2002||81||Drink||Harvest rains cut quality; top producers fared well by harvesting early|
|2001||89||Drink||Cool summer weather fostered even ripening; wines have good acidity|
|2000||94||Drink||Small 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.
SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR