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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1934:

1934 Vintage

An outstanding Vintage, with powerful and well-structured wines. Declared by some of the major Port houses, with others opting to declare the 1935 instead.

The wines are superb now, and are still showing their structure and plenty of flavour.  If well cellared the best wines could last for a few more decades.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

The winter drought was broken when ten days of rain arrived in March, though they were accompanied by strong winds and some hail, and caused some flooding.  Fortunately the vines were not damaged by this weather, though the season got off to a slow start.  Heat arrived in the Douro with July and it was hoped the vines would catch up, but there was no rain again until mid September.

Vintage began at Bomfim 24 September and was general in the region by 1st October.  The weather was fine throughout, the grapes looked nicer than they had for some years.

Winemaker's Overview

The vintage started on the 24th September.  Except for one day of rain it's been perfect vintage weather and fairly warm most days.  The grapes have all come in looking fresh and very healthy and in fact seemed in perfect condition though the grapes were small.  It should prove good wine and there was an absolute absence of disease of any sort or kind.
John Symington
28 September 1934

Visited all three Quintas. Not surprised to find the 1934s very good... the wines show good colour and flavour.  There is every prospect of 1934 being a good vintage.
Andrew James Symington
29 October 1934



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