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2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 17:45 Thu 12 Mar 2015

This thread is to hold details of the 2013 vintage declarations that we become aware of.
  • Blackett (from Alchemy Wines) (added 01-Jul-2016)
  • Bulas (tasted at the London International Wine Fair in May 2017)
  • Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor
  • Fonseca Guimaraens;
  • Axel’s Habemus Vintage Port (416 cases)
  • Niepoort Bioma
  • Pocas Junior (seen at the Decanter Spain & Portugal Showcase 2016)
  • Quinta da Gaivosa from Alves de Sousa
  • Quinta da Gricha from Churchill
  • Quinta da Pacheca
  • Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
  • Quinta de Seara d'Ordens
  • Quinta de Vale d'Agondinho from Quevedo (400 cases);
  • Quinta de Vargellas - to be released late by Taylor
  • Quinta do Couquinho from Dona Maria Adelaide - a debut vintage from a new producer
  • Quinta do GriFo from Rozes
  • Quinta do Javali
  • Quinta do Noval (1,200 cases)
  • Quinta do Pego
  • Quinta do Sao Jose
  • Quinta do Seixo from Sandeman - only the second single quinta port from Sandeman
  • Quinta do Vale Meão - most grapes are sold to Taylor's but a small quantity are used to make port as an independent producer
  • Quinta do Vesuvio
  • Quinta dos Muros from Portal
  • Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
  • Vasques de Carvalho (6,129 bottles produced)
  • Vallegre
Links to other lists of declarations: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
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2013 Declarations

Post by uncle tom » 10:07 Thu 23 Apr 2015

Taylor has announced the declaration of a Vargellas '13 for late release only.

Fonseca are releasing a Guimaraens '13 which will be available later in the year.

Nothing new has been posted on the Croft site.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 15:36 Thu 23 Apr 2015

Here Tom has posted details of Taylor Vargellas and Fonseca Guimaraens both releasing ports from 2013.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Thu 23 Apr 2015

The two topics have been merged.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 23:03 Thu 23 Apr 2015

Fonseca Guimaraens wrote:23 April 2015

FONSECA TO RELEASE A GUIMARAENS VINTAGE PORT FROM 2013

The house of Fonseca, which celebrates its bicentenary this year, has announced that it will bottle a Guimaraens Vintage Port from 2013.

Commenting on the release, Fonseca's Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, noted: "Fonseca started trading on 8th April, 1815. Given Fonseca's undisputed position as a 'first growth' Vintage Port producer, I am delighted that we will be marking this historic event and celebrating the Bicentenary of the house with the release of a textbook Guimaraens 2013 Vintage Port." He added: "Guimaraens Vintage Ports have been made for over a century, drawing on the best produce of Fonseca's own estates in years that produce more supple and early maturing wines. The 2013 is a worthy successor to this tradition".

David Guimaraens, Fonseca's Wine Maker, added: "2013 may be described as a 'watershed' harvest, with exceptionally rich, powerful wines being produced prior to the rains of late September and lighter wines thereafter. The Ports made on the Fonseca estates in the first week of the vintage were outstanding, allowing us to produce a very fine Guimaraens 2013 vintage blend, full bodied and packed with dense berry fruit flavour."

Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in certain years when a classic Fonseca Vintage is not declared. They are blended from the best produce of the firm's Pinhão Valley estates, Cruzeiro and Santo António, and Fonseca's flagship property, Quinta do Panascal, on the right bank of the Távora. Approachable when young, they are an excellent choice for early drinking but have the depth and stamina to mature in bottle.

The Guimaraens Vintage 2013 will be released later in the year.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by Glenn E. » 20:47 Fri 24 Apr 2015

Don't forget Axel's Habemus Vintage Port.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 12:30 Wed 29 Apr 2015

I have just found out that Sandeman will be releasing a Seixo SQVP from the 2013 vintage.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by benread » 18:42 Wed 29 Apr 2015

I have a friend with a keen interest (a son born in January 2013) whom I have pointed at this thread for information.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 14:16 Fri 01 May 2015

The Symingtons are declaring Vesuvio and Senhora da Ribeira, possibly others but these are not yet confirmed.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 16:13 Mon 04 May 2015

Please post news of any large-format bottlings, to be added to my table of recent large-format bottlings.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by differentdave » 14:16 Tue 05 May 2015

Article from winesearcher about 2013 declarations.
http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/ ... r-for-port

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 16:54 Tue 05 May 2015

Lay & Wheeler have just emailed round their opening offer - 6 bottles of FG13 for £99 or 12 half-bottles for £108, in bond.

You can reach them on 01473 313 300.

Mention TPF if you order from them.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 16:56 Tue 05 May 2015

The Wine Searcher article mentions that Dow Bomfim will be released, so this has been added to the first post.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by AHB » 15:50 Thu 07 May 2015

AHB wrote:The Wine Searcher article mentions that Dow Bomfim will be released, so this has been added to the first post.
I had it confirmed yesterday that Wine Searcher was wrong, that only Vesuvio and Senhora da Ribeira will be released by SFE.

On the other hand, I have just received a press release announcing that Quinta do Noval will be releasing a small amount of the 2013 vintage.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by RonnieRoots » 03:17 Fri 08 May 2015

AHB wrote:
AHB wrote:The Wine Searcher article mentions that Dow Bomfim will be released, so this has been added to the first post.
I had it confirmed yesterday that Wine Searcher was wrong, that only Vesuvio and Senhora da Ribeira will be released by SFE.
Really? Not even Malvedos, Cavadinha, Bomfim for late release? That's surprising.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by flash_uk » 06:22 Fri 08 May 2015

RonnieRoots wrote:
AHB wrote:
AHB wrote:The Wine Searcher article mentions that Dow Bomfim will be released, so this has been added to the first post.
I had it confirmed yesterday that Wine Searcher was wrong, that only Vesuvio and Senhora da Ribeira will be released by SFE.
Really? Not even Malvedos, Cavadinha, Bomfim for late release? That's surprising.
Malvedos will likely get a late release, although SFE did not 100% confirm that.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by forest26 » 12:33 Sat 09 May 2015

Noval - Declaration text


Quinta do Noval Declares 2013 Vintage Port
Quinta do Noval has announced a declaration of a very small quantity of 2013 Vintage Port.
Managing Director Christian Seely explains:
“2013 was marked by a sunny and dry growing season. By the beginning of the harvest the quality potential was outstanding. Periods of rain during the harvest meant that much of this potential was not fully achieved, but some wonderful lots of wine were made in the early part of the harvest.
Quinta do Noval has consistently followed a policy in recent years of declaring a Vintage Port, even of very small volume, if even a tiny proportion of the harvest has the quality and style of a Quinta do Noval Vintage Port. In the tasting room we found certain lots irresistibly delicious, and so decided to make this very small blend of Quinta do Noval Vintage Port. Total production was less than 1,200 cases, representing less than 3% of the production of Noval’s 143 hectare quinta.
The style of the wine is elegant, pure, aromatic, perfectly harmonious and typical of the Quinta do Noval Vintage style. Because we are certain that this wine will have an honourable place in the stellar line-up of Vintage Ports from Quinta do Noval in recent years, we had no hesitation in declaring it as Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2013. “

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 15:17 Sat 09 May 2015

Needless to say (see rants passim), not mentioned on QuintaDoNoval.com.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by ac-fast » 22:13 Sat 09 May 2015

Also Quinta do Javali, and Vasques de Carvalho
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by Axel P » 09:18 Tue 12 May 2015

O-PORT-UNIDADE Vintage Port 416 cases. Large formats for auctions only
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by g-man » 16:54 Thu 14 May 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Please post news of any large-format bottlings, to be added to my table of recent large-format bottlings.
i have asked Oscar to bottle me some 6L bottles of the 2013 single quinta (and claudia mentioned they had just bottled them on friday when i saw them monday)

i'm not sure his total production.
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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by oscar quevedo » 03:16 Fri 15 May 2015

G-Man, Julian, we bottled 50 Imperials and 200 magnums.

Great thread, BTW.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by Chris Doty » 08:48 Fri 15 May 2015

oscar quevedo wrote:we bottled 50 Imperials and 200 magnums.
Broseph, no 375mls?!

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by jdaw1 » 09:40 Fri 15 May 2015

Added to the table of large bottlings, imperials of Quevedo Quinta Vale D’Agodinho 2013. The “50” links to Oscar’s post above; that link can be replaced with a better one if there is.

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Re: 2013 Declarations

Post by oscar quevedo » 13:36 Fri 15 May 2015

Chris Doty wrote:
oscar quevedo wrote:we bottled 50 Imperials and 200 magnums.
Broseph, no 375mls?!
Sure, 2.000!

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