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1986 Vintage Report

Italian: 1986 was a very good year for Italian wines. The wines produced that year are generally quite consistent and there are some great Barolo wines from Piedmont.The wines have reached full maturity but will last for a few more years.
 
Bordeaux: 1986 was a great vintage for the wines produced in the northern part of Bordeaux (St Julien, Pauillac) where many of those wineries produced deep, concentrated wines that will mature over the following two to three decades. What marks the 1986 vintage is tannin. The tannins originate from the skins of those well ripened grapes which were left on the vines for several weeks before harvest. In vertical tastings the 1986 usually stands out because of this particular quality. The 1986 vintages are only reaching their peak now but will remain there for many years to come. 1986 wines are drinking well now and would grace the table of any anniversary event.

 
Spain: The 1986 was a good vintage for Rioja and Ribera Del Duero with the first producing some good but rather lean wines and the latter standing out for its power, structure and complexity.
 
Vintage Port: 1986 Port: No declaration of vintage. A good year that produced forward, fruit packed Single Quinta Vintage port wines that are at their best now and will remain so for many years. Tawny or Single Harvest Ports will offer a great alternative to Vintage Port and would grace the table of any anniversary celebration.

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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set

A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, (Both ports come in a Double Gift Box with Accessories as illustrated)

Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny:
Taylor’s blends its magnificent 20 year old tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

In the 20 Year Old tawny, the fruit has mellowed further than in the 10 Year Old, and the spicy, nutty aromas of ageing are more powerful and intense.


Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny:
Taylor’s blends its magnificent 10 year old tawny from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.
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Price: £79.95
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Fonseca 30 Years of Tawny Port Gift

30 Years of Tawny Port ( A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a Double Gift Box with Accessories.)

A wonderful 30th Birthday or Anniversary Gift.

Fonseca 20 Year tawny port (75cl):
*94 Points*- Wine Spectator.
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port (50cl): Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny is russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plumy finish.
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Price: £79.00
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1986 Baron de Lustrac, 1986

Vintage Armagnac - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl ( Comes in original Lustrac wooden Box as illustrated)

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.


All Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: £95.00
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Kopke Port

30 year old White Port - Half bottle 37.5cl

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
This rare 30 year old white port has a cool, light-amber color, this unique white “tawny” port derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region, including Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina.
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Price: £44.95
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1986

Bertani

This unique red wine from the Valpolicella area is made by grapes dried up to three months before being pressed. The technique of fermenting these semi-dried grapes makes a very strong wine, velvety in texture, filled with burnt plum flavors, and slightly higher in alcohol. Cesari Amarone is great with a rich meal of strong meats and aged cheeses. "A wonderful red wine produced from Corvina, Rondidella and Molinara grapes.
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Price: £139.00
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Barros Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original Barros Box as illustrated)

The 30 year old Barros port is an absolute delight. It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. As a port it is surprisingly light considering its age in that it doesn’t have a heaviness to it. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.

75cl
20% ABV
Bottled 2014/15
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Price: £56.95
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Calem Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port (Includes Calem Box as shown)

Calem 30 Years Old is a result of careful blend of wines aged for 30 years in oak casks. With a tawny-green colour, it presents a bouquet of wood, spices, and nuts. In the mouth it is velvety and intense with a long grand finish.
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Price: £54.46
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Chateau Clos du Clocher, 1986

Pomerol

From the very good 1986 vintage the Clos Du Rocher has a medium garnet colour with slight browning at the rim. After spending 30 minutes in the decanter, aromas of dark fruit, a well integrated cedar dominate the nose. The tannins mellowed down into a fine wine. Still drinking beautifully with a meddium+ finish.
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Price: £69.95
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Chateau Latour, 1986

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

** 91 Points Parker ***

"The 1986 Latour has a deep ruby/purple colour, and a moderately intense bouquet of mineral-scented, blackcurrant fruit intermixed with the classic walnut scents that seem to emerge from Latour's well-placed vineyard. Although undoubtedly excellent, with medium to full body, fine concentration, and impressive length, by Latour's standards, the wine is not as brawny, chewy, or as densely packed with fruit as I would have expected in a vintage when the Cabernet Sauvignon excelled. Nevertheless, this wine should easily last 20-25 years." Parker Wine Advocate 1993.

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Price: £425.00
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Chateau Potensac, 1986

Medoc

This wine really lives up to the nature of the vintage. Tannins still present , but sufficient fruit to balance the wine. Just a bit of bricking, slight sedimentation, colour still dark purple. Floral fruity nose, with a trace of iron. Slight chalky finish, clearly more tannic than it's age suggests. Suggest something meaty to go with the tannins.
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Price: £69.95
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Chianti, 1986

Villa Banfi

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £69.00
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Chianti, 1986

La Piaggia

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £69.00
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Graham Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port (includes presentation box as pictured)

Graham's 30 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: £59.95
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Graham Port

30 Year OldTawny Port - Small Bottle-20cl

Light, orange-tinted amber colour, magnificent perfumed nose with great class showing an array of dried fruits. Outstanding mature concentrated palate with full honeyed fruit, gorgeously mellowed. Simply delicious with an aftertaste that lasts and lasts. An excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions. Will keep for some weeks after opening.

Graham's 30 Years Old Tawny will surely make any lunch or dinner a memorable one. It is a fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate, but can also be enjoyed on its own - it is an experience in itself.

Graham's 30 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which,
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Price: £17.95
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Merlot (South Africa), 1986

Stellenbosch -Meerlust


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Price: £69.00
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Merlot (South Africa), 1986

Meerlust – Stellenbosch


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Price: £69.00
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Offley

30 Year Old Tawny Port ( Comes in Offley thick carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes
Amber in colour, with appealing greenish hints. Its bouquet is very intense and complex, with notes of caramel, mocha, nuts and tobacco leaf. This is a very well-balanced and unctuous wine that shows a delicate structure and sublime finish.

Production method
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 25 and 40 years.
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Price: £59.95
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Taylor's 30 Year Old Tawny Port - Half bottle

Tawny Port (Half Bottle 37.5 cl)(Comes in a leather effect silk lined box as illustrated)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive.
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Price: £42.95
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Sandeman

30 Year Old tawny Port (presented in Sandeman gift box)

Sandeman is a regular Decanter World Wine Awards Gold- and Trophy-winner for its supremely refined tawnies. This has lovely lifted aromas and flavours of chocolate- covered sultanas and orange peel. Seductive and creamy with perfect poise for its age.

Sandeman Tawny Port 30 Years Old is of an old gold amber colours with the intense aromas of honey and spices, underscored with deep flavours of dried apricots, hazelnuts and vanilla, creating a rich yet elegant combination.

20% ABV
75cl
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1986 Fine Bordeaux and Port Gift Set, 1986

A bottle of 1986 Chateau Giscours, Margaux and a bottle of 30 Year Old Messias Tawny Port - 2x 75cl BOTTLES

Both wines come in a Double Deluxe Box with accessories as illustrated + FREE UK Mainland Standard 3-5 Day Delivery)

Chateau Giscours, Margaux 3rd Growth Classification :

Dark core light bricking at edges. The 1986 Giscours still has a complex bouquet with clearly black currants. In the taste black currant juice, a bit leather, bitter, sweet and vanilla with some earthiness. Soft and good, but a bit drying tannin. Nice aftertaste with a Medium+ Finish.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny:

This aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matures in the barrel.
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Price: £119.00
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Kopke Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in Original Kopke Box as illustrated)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Tasting Notes:
Soft, rich but not unctuous. Lovely balance of dried apricots & nutty complexity. Good poise with an attractive nose, great age and perfect balance. Perhaps the finest 30 year old we ever tasted - layers of caramel, penuche and butterscotch -an extremely refined blend.
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30 Year Old Taylors Tawny port

Tawny Port (75cl) in presentation box

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive.
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Price: £69.95
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Baron de Sigognac, 1986

Armagnac ( Comes in Original Sigognac Wooden Box as illustrated)

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years. Presented in a perfectly simple wooden box

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Price: £89.95
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Brunello di Montalcino, 1986

Banfi

Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese used in production.
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Price: £119.00
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1986

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

93 Points - Parker
96 Points - Wine Journal

"The 1986 Haut-Brion, which I thought should be fully mature by now, remains a backward, highly concentrated, powerful wine with more noticeable tannin than most top vintages. The wine does possesses a tell-tale smoky tobacco and sweet black currant-scented nose, in addition to subtle new oak and minerals scents. This medium to full-bodied, rich, intensely smoky wine has still not reached its plateau of maturity. It is unquestionably the wine of the vintage for Graves, and not far off the pace of the great 1986 first-growth Medocs. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015".
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Price: £325.00
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