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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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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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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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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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Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, 1986

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

"The percentage of new oak casks used at Haut-Bages-Liberal was increased and the selection process tightened, and the result in 1986 is their finest wine since the 1975, and certainly one of the best wines ever made at the property. Dark ruby/purple, with an expansive bouquet of plums, sweet toasty oak, and black currants, this dense, full-bodied, chewy wine has a suppleness that will allow it to be drunk in the early nineties. But it also has the balance, richness, and tannin content to age well for at least another 20 years." Robert Parker, Bordeaux 3rd Ed. Last tasted, 3/90.
Rating 90/100
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Price: £64.95
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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 Mouton Rothschild, 1986

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 100 Points - Parker ***

Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009" Parker Wine Advocate, 2009
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Price: £645.00
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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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Chateau Rabaud Promis, 1986

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe (Half Bottle)

This 1986 wine is a wonderful Sauternes rated as outstanding by Cellar Tracker

Reviews:
light-to-medium straw yellow. Youthful bouquet of botrytis-laced pineapple, peaches, vanilla and a touch of toffee. Lovely palate showing peach, honey, pear and caramel/toffee. This is wonderfully youthful given that it is 30 years old; behaves like a Sauternes teenager! Lovely, viscous and sweet palate that has great acidity and a nice, long finish. I think this is just a step behind the intensity of the underrated and amazing '86 Guiraud that has years of life ahead. Cellar Tracker Review.
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Price: £32.95
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Chateau Sociando Mallet, 1986

Medoc, Cru Grand Bourgeois

A classical claret with a rounded, smooth garnet. Fully mature fruit with a deep, fragrant, chocolatey, leafy overtone. On the pallate, a soft, velvety texture with a lovely and soft; gentle, attractive finish. (Tasted 2015)
Ready for drinking now.

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Price: £79.95
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Chianti, 1986

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. Chianti is characterized by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.
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Price: £79.00
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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, 1986

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 - 20cl bottle

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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Janneau, 1986

Armagnac 1986 Vintage (Includes presentation box as shown)

The great vintages or millésimés of Janneau are the expression of a single year, most commonly of a single cask. Produced exclusively with the single distillation process, they are the quintessence of this precious distillate aged over the years. Each vintage expresses its unique character. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a sharp contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish.
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Price: £119.00
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Offley

30 Year Old Tawny Port

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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Rioja, 1986

Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva

This Rioja from the 1986 vintage has aged gracefully into a classic old Reserva Rioja, with a garnet and mahogany colour, mellow aromas of coffee, leather and saddle leather, and a long, elegant and drying finish.
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Price: £49.95
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Taylor's 30 Year Old Tawny Port - Half bottle

Tawny Port (37.5 cl)(Comes in a stained 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
Stock: 6 in Stock

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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 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: £56.85
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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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Messias Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a Silk Lined Stained Box as illustrated)

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. In the mouth, turn out to be soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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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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