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1997 Vintage Port Retrospective: Lucky 7

At age 20, the 1997 vintage is unfurling beautifully
Courtesy of Taylor Fladgate
The Douro River Valley saw exceptional weather in 1997.
James Molesworth
Posted: January 30, 2017


Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth recently conducted a blind retrospective tasting of the classic-rated 1997 vintage of Portugal's famed fortified wine, Vintage Port. Here are his scores and tasting notes for 25 Vintage Ports.

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