Vintage Port’s Elegant 2019s

Understatement defines these freshly styled versions from a dry, cool year

Vintage Port’s Elegant 2019s
The top-scoring 2019 Vintage Port so far comes from one of the Douro's perennial leaders, Quinta do Noval, whose Nacional bottling is sourced from a single parcel of pre-phylloxera vines. (Serge Chapuis)
From the Feb 28, 2022, issue

Vintage Port’s recent success continues with the just-released 2019 vintage, part of a run that began in 2015. While the cool, dry growing season didn’t provide the quality for all the region's producers to declare the vintage, impressive versions are on offer along with excellent single-quinta bottlings. In general, the 2019 Ports are elegant and should mature easily over the next two decades. Get Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth’s full report, plus scores and tasting notes for 23 wines reviewed in bling tastings.

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