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2010 Vintage Port

December 23, 2011
Question by: Andy, Worcester, GB

Q:

Hi,  My son was born in 2010 and I'd love to lay down a case of port for him. However, I haven't seen anything to say whether 2010 was declared a vintage year. Do you know when the houses declare if their port will be a Vintage?

A:

Hi Andy, The decision to declare a classic Vintage or bottle a Quinta Vintage is made roughly 15 to 18 months after harvest - so for 2010, that decision will be made in the spring of 2012.  In January Charles Symington and the team from the Tasting Room will make some possible blends and then the entire Symington family will join them to taste and discuss the samples and come to a decision about declarations and bottlings.  There are a few articles here on the Vintage Port Site that describe the process more fully - under the Port Basics tab in the menu above you can read more about the Declaration of a Vintage and Quinta Vintage Port.

Watch the News page on this site (you can subscribe to an RSS news feed by clicking the icon at the foot of the page) for news of all our brands, also the Graham's Facebook page and Graham's Port Blog will announce our decisions in late April or early May.



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