2015 Vintage Report

Vintage Port: 2015-vintage-port

The 2015 Vintage Port Harvest


Abundant rainfall marked the start of the viticultural year, replenishing depleted soil water reserves. This was to prove crucial due to the very dry winter, spring and summer that followed which was the hottest and driest of the last 36 years. It was the hottest June of the last half-century resulting in exceptionally low yields at harvest time. The conditions leading up to the harvest were excellent and a little late rain followed by sunshine just before picking offset some of the heat stress to produce some of the best grapes in memory (particularly Touriga Franca)

To declare or not to declare?


The ports produced in the 2015 vintage are, without doubt, outstanding and many producers such as Niepoort, Noval Ramos Pinto have declared the vintage. With small productions and an eye to what will probably be a spectacular 2016 vintage, Taylor Fladgate and Symington’s have not declared all of their range producing instead some amazing value single quintas. These companies never make back-to-back declarations. Symingtons have produces a very small quantity of the ultra-rare Graham's Stone Terraces and declared Cockburn to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the shipper.

Our assessment.
Having tasted all of the 2015 ports below, our port expert, Dr Tony Carter, has scored all of them above 90 points (outstanding) and rated the Stone Terrace, Dows and Vesuvio in the exceptional category (95+ points). This is in line with other critical reviews. In general, the exceptional showing for the Touriga Franca adds amazing floral qualities across the board. This is supported by a good showing for the Touriga Nacional which adds structure and backbone great ageing potential for these wines. We look forward to revisiting them in 40 years time!

2015 is definitely a vintage for port drinkers. Apart from the rare and limited releases, investors should look towards the 2016 vintage. Port drinkers can find amazing value amongst the single quintas (Fonseca, Taylor's, Croft, Dow's) or pick up some excellent quality vintage ports.

35 products found.

Kopke Port, 2015

Quinta st Luiz Vintage Port

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Kopke produce some excellent vintage ports in addition to their unsurpassed range of colheita ports. Kopke own the exceptional vineyard Quinta São Luiz. This allows them to produce excellent Single Quinta Vintage ports. That is a port of one harvest year, from one vineyard.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 59 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2015

Quinta st Luiz Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L

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Kopke produce some excellent vintage ports in addition to their unsurpassed range of colheita ports. Kopke own the exceptional vineyard Quinta São Luiz. This allows them to produce excellent Single Quinta Vintage ports. That is a port of one harvest year, from one vineyard.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2015

Vintage Port, 6x75cl Bottle Case. (Price includes Duty & VAT + UK Shipping).

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Price includes Price includes Duty & VAT + UK Shipping. In bond product available.

This is only the second Cockburn’s vintage Port made by the Symington family since it acquired the brand name from Beam in 2010, having bought the vineyards and cellars in 2006. Its declaration of a 2015 vintage Port is the latest in a number of innovations and investment to mark the company’s bicentenary, with the brand having been founded in 1815.

Up until the 1950s Cockburn’s was one of the Douro’s leading Port producers, with its Ports commanding some of the highest prices at international wine auctions.
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Croft Port, 2015

Quinta de Roeda Vintage Port, CASE OF 3x150cl bottles, MAGNUM BOTTLE FORMAT. (Prices Include UK duty VAT and UK delivery ).

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This product is also available In Bond - see separate listing.

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The house of Croft will bottle a Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port from the excellent 2015 harvest. Announcing the release, Croft’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: ‘We are delighted with the quality of the 2015 Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port. Our investment in the Roêda vineyards continues to reap benefits in terms of consistently first class wines.’ He noted: ‘Typically of the 2015 wines, the Roêda Vintage Port is immediately appealing and will make fine mature drinking by 2025, yet still be displaying all of its elegance and refinement twenty years later.
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Price: £155.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Croft Port, 2015

Quinta de Roeda Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

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The house of Croft will bottle a Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port from the excellent 2015 harvest. Announcing the release, Croft’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: ‘We are delighted with the quality of the 2015 Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port. Our investment in the Roêda vineyards continues to reap benefits in terms of consistently first class wines.’ He noted: ‘Typically of the 2015 wines, the Roêda Vintage Port is immediately appealing and will make fine mature drinking by 2025,
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Croft Port, 2015

Quinta de Roeda Vintage Port, CASE OF 12x37.5cl bottles, HALF BOTTLE FORMAT. (Prices Include UK duty VAT and UK delivery).

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This product is also available In Bond - see separate listing.

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The house of Croft will bottle a Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port from the excellent 2015 harvest. Announcing the release, Croft’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: ‘We are delighted with the quality of the 2015 Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port. Our investment in the Roêda vineyards continues to reap benefits in terms of consistently first class wines.’ He noted: ‘Typically of the 2015 wines, the Roêda Vintage Port is immediately appealing and will make fine mature drinking by 2025, yet still be displaying all of its elegance and refinement twenty years later.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Croft Port, 2015

Quinta de Roeda Vintage Port, 1x150cl Single bottle, MAGNUM BOTTLE FORMAT. (Price Includes UK duty and VAT).

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The house of Croft will bottle a Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port from the excellent 2015 harvest. Announcing the release, Croft’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: ‘We are delighted with the quality of the 2015 Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port. Our investment in the Roêda vineyards continues to reap benefits in terms of consistently first class wines.’ He noted: ‘Typically of the 2015 wines, the Roêda Vintage Port is immediately appealing and will make fine mature drinking by 2025, yet still be displaying all of its elegance and refinement twenty years later.
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Price: £65.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2015

Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port, 1x75cl, Single bottle (Price Includes UK DUTY & VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a 2015 Vintage Port from Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, a vineyard to which they have a strong attachment. The current generation’s great grandfather, Andrew James Symington, took ownership of the Quinta in 1912 when he became a shareholder in Dow's, which had originally acquired the property in 1890. Together with Quinta do Bonfim it has been the mainstay of Dow's Vintage Ports for 125 years.
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Price: £55.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2015

Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

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This product is available in bond - see separate listing.


The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a 2015 Vintage Port from Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, a vineyard to which they have a strong attachment. The current generation’s great grandfather, Andrew James Symington, took ownership of the Quinta in 1912 when he became a shareholder in Dow's, which had originally acquired the property in 1890. Together with Quinta do Bonfim it has been the mainstay of Dow's Vintage Ports for 125 years.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

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Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins.
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Price: £175.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, CASE OF 12x37.5cl bottles, HALF BOTTLE FORMAT. (Prices Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

Prices Includes UK DUTY, VAT and delivery to a UK address. This product is available in bond - see separate listing.

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Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, CASE OF 3x150cl bottles, MAGNUM BOTTLE FORMAT. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).

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Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, 1x75cl- Single bottle. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT).

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Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product.

Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 17 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, 1x150cl-Single bottle, MAGNUM BOTTLE FORMAT. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins.
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Price: £63.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2015

Niepoort Vintage Port- 1x75cl, SINGLE BOTTLE. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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This blend of several Cima Corgo vineyards & (old field blend) varieties including, among others, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão and Touriga Nacional was 100% foot trodden in granite lagares with 100% stems. The wine was aged for 2 years in “toneis” and some pipes. A vibrant Port in colour and on the palate with lovely florality – violets – and black pepper lift to its well defined its sweet, ripe, juicy and intense swathes of berry and plum fruit.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2015

BIOMA Vinha Velha Vintage Port, 1x75cl- Single bottle. (Price Includes UK duty & VAT)

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Bioma “Vinha Velha”, is a single vineyard Vintage Port from aged vines at Vinha da Pisca (mostly + 80 years old), which is cultivated organically. A hot site, which produces impressive tannins, it formed the backbone of Niepoort Vintage Ports for many years. However,the best parcels were set aside for this wine in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008 and (known then as Pisca) in 2007. Like Niepoort Vintage Port, Bioma was 100% foot trodden with 100% stems. It was then aged in pipes (550 litre)and will be bottled in the third year after the harvest (2018) which,
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Price: £65.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2015

BIOMA Vinha Velha Vintage Port CASE OF 3x75cl bottles. (Prices Include UK duty VAT and UK delivery)

Please note that this is for 3 x 75cl

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Bioma “Vinha Velha”, is a single vineyard Vintage Port from aged vines at Vinha da Pisca (mostly + 80 years old), which is cultivated organically. A hot site, which produces impressive tannins, it formed the backbone of Niepoort Vintage Ports for many years. However,the best parcels were set aside for this wine in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008 and (known then as Pisca) in 2007. Like Niepoort Vintage Port, Bioma was 100% foot trodden with 100% stems.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Pouilly Fume, 2015

Pascal Tabordet

Characteristic flinty nose and palate opening out to show floral and dried fruit scents with notes of kiwi, melon and rhubarb. Good weight, full bodied with balanced acidity through to a dry and citrus zesty finish.
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Price: £16.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2015

Noval Vintage Port , CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE 2015

In the words of Managing Director of Quinta do Noval, Christian Seely;

“I am delighted to announce the declaration of the Quinta do Noval 2015 Vintage Port. As is well known, a Quinta do Noval declaration cannot be categorised according to the traditional distinction between a full declaration and a single quinta declaration, for the simple reason that all our greatest wines are wines from a single quinta, the great vineyard of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £360.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2015

Noval Vintage Port - 1x75cl SINGLE BOTTLE. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE 2015
In the words of Managing Director of Quinta do Noval, Christian Seely;

“I am delighted to announce the declaration of the Quinta do Noval 2015 Vintage Port. As is well known, a Quinta do Noval declaration cannot be categorised according to the traditional distinction between a full declaration and a single quinta declaration, for the simple reason that all our greatest wines are wines from a single quinta, the great vineyard of Quinta do Noval.
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Price: £62.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2015

Vintage Port, CASE OF 1 x 75cl-Single bottle. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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This is for 1 x 75cl- SINGLE BOTTLE

The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a Vintage Port from its magnificent Quinta do Vesuvio estate in the remote upper reaches of the Douro Valley. This is a limited bottling of just 1,001 cases: 11,400 bottles (75cl), 288 Magnums and 9 Double Magnums.

Quinta do Vesuvio is located in the Douro Superior, the demarcated region’s hottest and driest subregion with just 470 mm average annual rainfall. The property’s sheer size (326 hectares) and mountainous terrain result in varied aspects, predominantly north and northwest, as it occupies a south bank position along the Douro River.
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Price: £58.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2015

Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product).

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The Symington family is pleased to announce the release of a Vintage Port from its magnificent Quinta do Vesuvio estate in the remote upper reaches of the Douro Valley. This is a limited bottling of just 1,001 cases: 11,400 bottles (75cl), 288 Magnums and 9 Double Magnums.

Quinta do Vesuvio is located in the Douro Superior, the demarcated region’s hottest and driest subregion with just 470 mm average annual rainfall.
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2015

Ramos Pinto Vintage Port 3 x 75cl. Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product

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"A wine with attractive aromas, fruit and rockrose, a good body with a long peppery finish. A Vintage which will age for many years."
Ana Rosas, Master Blender

2015 was an excellent year in the Douro, with a very dry growing season and lower than average rainfall. A dry winter was followed by an atypically warm spring, allowing grapes to ripen fully in time for harvest in late August.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2015

Ramos Pinto Vintage Port 1 x 75cl, Single bottle. Prices Include UK DUTY and VAT. Discount codes cannot be applied on this product.

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"A wine with attractive aromas, fruit and rockrose, a good body with a long peppery finish. A Vintage which will age for many years."
Ana Rosas, Master Blender

2015 was an excellent year in the Douro, with a very dry growing season and lower than average rainfall. A dry winter was followed by an atypically warm spring, allowing grapes to ripen fully in time for harvest in late August.

The Vintage is made from a blend of grapes from old vines grown in the Quinta de Ervamoira (Douro Superior) and Quinta do Bom Retiro (Cima Corgo).
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Price: £59.65
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2015

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, 1x150cl- SINGLE BOTTLE, MAGNUM FORMAT. (Price includes Duty & VAT

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Taylor’s has announced that it will bottle a Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port from 2015. Announcing the release, Taylor’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, said: ‘The 2015 harvest has produced an excellent Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, showing all the balance and elegance that are the hallmarks of the property. Although the 2015’s are already expressive and appealing on the nose, they also have the structure and completeness to allow them to hold up extremely well in bottle.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock