Vintage Port represents the peak of the port maker's art. There is a handful of names at the top end, like Graham or Dow, which reverberate through the port drinking world. Others, with a less flashy history, play a more discreet but equally important role in the first team. One such is Quinta do Vesuvio, a property far up the Douro, remote and wild, that was bought, almost inevitably, by the Symington Group as recently as 1989. Its microclimate and the sheer quality of its fruit allow it to make Vintage Port in most years. The grapes are still trodden by foot, a method reserved by the best winemakers such as Paul Symington for making their best ports. Vesuvio combines power and finesse and is capable of ageing for many years; it is undoubtedly one of the finest port properties and, with only small quantities available, you would do well to add a few bottles to your collection. We have several vintages available.