Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2016
Score
96
Drink Window
Hold
Description
A generally declared vintage, with the wines showing exuberant fruit, racy acidity and tightly focused structure
Description
A generally declared vintage, with the wines showing exuberant fruit, racy acidity and tightly focused structure
Vintage
2015
Score
93
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Many successes, with the best showing ripe, fresh, driven profiles; some houses only released single-quinta bottlings
Description
Many successes, with the best showing ripe, fresh, driven profiles; some houses only released single-quinta bottlings
Vintage
2014
Score
89
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Charming wines from a harvest dampened by rain; lighter-bodied and racier. Not widely declared
Description
Charming wines from a harvest dampened by rain; lighter-bodied and racier. Not widely declared
Vintage
2011
Score
99
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Powerful and elegant, with concentrated fruit flavors and plenty of grip; a benchmark vintage
Description
Powerful and elegant, with concentrated fruit flavors and plenty of grip; a benchmark vintage
Vintage
2007
Score
98
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Structured yet refined; balanced and harmonious, with precise and defined ripe fruit and polished tannins
Description
Structured yet refined; balanced and harmonious, with precise and defined ripe fruit and polished tannins
Vintage
2003
Score
98
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Balanced, fresh and aromatic, with lovely ripe fruit and rich, powerful tannins; some classics
Description
Balanced, fresh and aromatic, with lovely ripe fruit and rich, powerful tannins; some classics
Vintage
2000
Score
97
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Aromatic, rich and ripe; serious structure
Description
Aromatic, rich and ripe; serious structure
Vintage
1997
Score
96
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Textbook Vintage Ports, with lovely aromas, firm tannic backbones and a complement of ripe fruit
Description
Textbook Vintage Ports, with lovely aromas, firm tannic backbones and a complement of ripe fruit
Vintage
1995
Score
92
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Extremely fruity, well-structured, with fine tannins, good length
Description
Extremely fruity, well-structured, with fine tannins, good length
Vintage
1994
Score
99
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Classic vintage; superlative structure, fabulous harmony
Description
Classic vintage; superlative structure, fabulous harmony
Vintage
1992
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Concentrated, tannic and fruity; best are classics
Description
Concentrated, tannic and fruity; best are classics
Vintage
1991
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Racy, harmonious, rich
Description
Racy, harmonious, rich
Vintage
1987
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced and elegant, with good finesse
Description
Balanced and elegant, with good finesse
Vintage
1985
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Opulent and intense, but some variability
Description
Opulent and intense, but some variability
Vintage
1983
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Powerful, tannic and ageworthy
Description
Powerful, tannic and ageworthy
Vintage
1982
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Sweet and raisiny; unbalanced
Description
Sweet and raisiny; unbalanced
Vintage
1980
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Solid and well-structured, with focused fruit
Description
Solid and well-structured, with focused fruit
Vintage
1978
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Fruity, soft and ready
Description
Fruity, soft and ready
Vintage
1977
Score
97
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Tough, tannic and complex; ageless
Description
Tough, tannic and complex; ageless
Vintage
1975
Score
80
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Light and one-dimensional, but fruity
Description
Light and one-dimensional, but fruity
Vintage
1970
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Harmonious and well structured, with intense fruit
Description
Harmonious and well structured, with intense fruit
Vintage
1967
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Angular and elegant; focused fruit
Description
Angular and elegant; focused fruit
Vintage
1966
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Iron backbone; fresh, with good concentration
Description
Iron backbone; fresh, with good concentration
Vintage
1963
Score
98
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Copious fruit; forceful and extremely ageworthy
Description
Copious fruit; forceful and extremely ageworthy
Vintage
1960
Score
87
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced, sweet and elegant; at its peak
Description
Balanced, sweet and elegant; at its peak
Vintage
1955
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Harmonious, refined, fruity, solid
Description
Harmonious, refined, fruity, solid
Vintage
1950
Score
86
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Subtle, sweet, soft
Description
Subtle, sweet, soft
Vintage
1948
Score
99
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Massive, superripe, powerful
Description
Massive, superripe, powerful
Vintage
1947
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced, integrated, attractive
Description
Balanced, integrated, attractive
Vintage
1945
Score
98
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Superlative quality; concentrated
Description
Superlative quality; concentrated
Vintage
1935
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Aromatic, refined, firmly structured
Description
Aromatic, refined, firmly structured
Vintage
1927
Score
100
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Superb concentration; balanced
Description
Superb concentration; balanced
Vintage
1917
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ripe, rich, flavorful
Description
Ripe, rich, flavorful
Vintage
1911
Score
80
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Attractive, fruity, ripe
Description
Attractive, fruity, ripe
Vintage
1908
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced and flavorful
Description
Balanced and flavorful
Vintage
1904
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Delicate, balanced, fruity
Description
Delicate, balanced, fruity
Vintage
1900
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Classy, balanced, delicate
Description
Classy, balanced, delicate

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

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

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