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1987 Vintage Report

Italian: 1987 was a good vintage for the Italian region. The wines produced are generally of good consistency. Barolos are now fully mature and ready for drinking.
 
Bordeaux: 1987 wines are generally under-rated as a vintage. Had it not been for 14 straight days of rainfall in early October, then the harvest would have been a great one. The wines are characterised by being light to medium bodied, ripe and fruity with low tannins and low acidity. 1987 wines are generally overlooked in favour of the great vintages that followed in 1988-1990. However, those producers who adopted strict selection policies produced some very good wines which still make good drinking but should be consumed in the next few years.
 
Spain: A highly respected vintage of very good quality. The highest and latest-picked vineyards gave the best grapes – so Rioja Alavesa benefited.
 
Vintage Port: The 1987 Port was very close to being a fully-fledged Vintage. The port wines are balanced and elegant and will provide fine drinking in the medium-term. The result is that the consumer can buy Ports at a fraction of the price of what they would have cost.

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Kopke Port, 1987

Colheita Port

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.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening. Colheita ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of aging, giving them a open-life of a month or longer.
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Price: £59.95
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Barbaresco, 1987

Orlando Abrigo

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: £99.00
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Baron de Lustrac, 1987

Vintage Armagnac

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
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Calem Port, 1987

Quinta da Foz Vintage Port

A port with good maturity without being in any way over-mature. Surprisingly dry in style (compared with a tawny and a colheita ), good fruit, some raisins, quite discreet on the nose, surprisingly light and quite elegant.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1987

Pessac-Leognan First Growth Classification

The 1987 has been delicious since bottling, exhibiting a dramatic, earthy, singed-leather, sweet tobacco, and ripe black currant-scented nose. Although not a blockbuster, it offers a medium-bodied, generous, sweet, rich fruitiness, as well as a seductive personality. This fragrant, round, elegant, and delicious Haut-Brion has been fully mature since the early nineties.

Rating 88/100 (excellent)
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1987

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

The 1987 Latour was made from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, without any Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot. The wine has a ruby color with some amber, and a promising bouquet of blackcurrants, spicy oak, and herbs. Medium-bodied, with more power and tannin than many wines of this vintage.
*e- Robert Parker.com*
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Price: £295.00
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1987

St Julien 2nd Growth Classification DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0Ltr

Double Magnum 3.0Ltr

"A deep brick rim with a garnet core. The nose is quite intense, with no vestiges of fruit, instead green bell pepper, cigar box and a touch of musk. It is not particularly unattractive but it might pall after a couple of glasses. The palate is similar to the 1984 Leoville-Poyferre in that it is rather one-dimensional, but less austere and less coarse, auto-cruises upon entry but has surprising weight and persistency towards the finish with touches of dried blood and iron rust. Not a great wine, but a very decent ’87 and commendable for the vintage." Neil Martin Wine Journal Tasted 2008.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chianti, 1987

Monte Verdi

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, 1987

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

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: £59.00
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Chianti, 1987

Ruffino - Aziano

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, 1987

Geografico

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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Chianti, 1987

Geografico - Castello di Fagnano

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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Churchill's Port, 1987

Agua Alta Vintage Port

This has a great colour, still very dense and dark. On the nose there are notes of dried fruit, dried blueberries, juniper berries with a little smoke. This is very nice and certainly has a lot of style. The palate is rich, refined, firm and structured, with a firm backbone of alcohol beneath a creamy midpalate. Reserved yet flavoursome, with more of those juniper berry notes and a deliciously sweet but precisely presented texture, this wine is really coming round very nicely. Fine and balanced, a pleasure to drink.
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Price: £79.95
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Cockburn Port, 1987

Quinta do Tua

Austere, plummy, cigar box fruit on the nose, with some sweet molasses sugar. Develops some vegetal notes after a period of aeration. Rich and sweet palate, with more molasses and plums. Tingling alcohol and a good texture. Firm tannins and good acidity suggest this has potential for future development.
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Price: £82.95
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Dolcetto, 1987

Gaja

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: £39.95
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1987

boal

Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North Africa coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese word for wood or timber.

This sweet, amber-tinged Madeira, has keen acidity and a long and mellow finish, with a certain delicacy.

* Bottled in 2013
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Price: £56.95
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Fonseca Port, 1987

Guimaraens Vintage Port including box and funnel

The Guimaraens, named after the late Bruce Guimaraens, is vintage port made in non-declared years. Forward and ready for drinking – a classic example of the silky Fonseca style.
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Price: £69.95
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Graham Port, 1987

Malvedos Vintage Port

In declared Vintage years the wines of Malvedos form the fundamental part of the blend which makes up Grahams Vintage Ports. In many other years when there is not enough top quality wine for Grahams to declare a Vintage, the wine of Malvedos is nevertheless so fine that it is bottled on its own, unblended, when two years old and left to mature in bottle like other Vintage Ports. Unlike declared Vintages, Malvedos Vintage Port is normally only shipped when ready for drinking by which time it is usually at least ten years old, although it continues to improve for many years more.
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Price: £79.95
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Janneau, 1987

Armagnac 1987 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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Niepoort Port, 1987

Vintage Port

Dark and youthful in colour for its age, now showing wonderful bottle age aroma on the nose interspersed with a soft mint character. On the palate the vintage 1987 is very fine and showing good richness and a long finish.

Following a hot dry summer, grapes were in good condition at the time of harvest, if somewhat on the ripe side. Some dense colored wines were made in lagares by foot treading, only a few Vintage declarations were made in 1987, one of them being Niepoort. The wine, now with nearly 30 years age, exhibits wonderful bottle age character, characteristic of a fine Vintage port.
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Price: £89.95
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Taylor's Port, 1987

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

This rich, firm wine displays classic Vargellas Vintage characteristics. It has an attractive dark ruby colour with a full black fruit nose. On the mouth it shows excellent structure, with firm sinewy tannins and full luscious fat fruit. A multidimensional wine with great flavour and finish.
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Price: £79.95
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Warre Vintage Port, 1987

Quinta da Cavadinha

Gold medal award - The International Wine and Spirit Competition 1999.
This Single Quinta wine has now reached its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style wine. A fantastic glass of Port."

“A dark, glossy, red garnet-black hue - with just a tinge of maturity on the rim. A lovely nose, very open and approachable, full of toasty black fruits. On the palate it has a lovely, full richness, with delightful balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. Nicely structured. There is even a velvety edge to the texture, producing a smooth, elegant end palate and finish.
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1987

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

The Cos d'Estournel wine is one of the better wines from what was a weak vintage. It is fully ready to drink, displaying a plummy, toasty bouquet, light to medium body, some soft, fleshy fruit, low acidity, and soft tannins in the finish.
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Price: £79.00
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1987

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

"I would not be surprised to see this wine fill out with several additional years in the bottle, largely because Lafite is a notoriously bad performer in the first few years after bottling. Out of cask, the 1987 was the most complex wine I tasted from..." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Price: £469.00
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1987

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

** 88-90 Points - WIne Journal **

Reviews:
" Light brick core. Tawny rim. Delicate leaf/minty nose. Quite earthy and mature on palate. Well-balanced, better than Lafite. Moderate concentration but quite austere and classic. Drink soon. Tasted amongst in a collectors gnome garden in Switzerland at 10am! Tasted again at the SuperBOWL and making perfect sense with a leg of lamb. A slightly diffuse, tobacco scented nose followed by a palate of moderate concentration with cedar and tobacco. Quite a soft texture but with vibrant acidity. A gentleman’s claret." Neil Martin Wine Journal 2004
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Price: £245.00
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