1987 Wine and Port Vintage

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-vintage-wine
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.

11 products found.

Barolo, 1987


Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Baron de Sigognac, 1987

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
Stock: 2 in Stock

Brunello di Montalcino, 1987

Biondi Santi - Annata

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: £229.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1987

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

** 88-90 Points - WIne Journal **

" 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: £345.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1987


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: £76.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Gutturnio, 1987


This wine is blended from one of Italy's classic red-grape varieties, Barbera, and the lesser-known Croatina. Croatina is known locally by the synonym Bonarda, a title it shares with two other Bonarda grape varieties from various spots in northern Italy and even one from Argentina. The two permitted varieties are split roughly 60:40 respectively in the blends to create a relatively soft, well-rounded red wine with cherry-like aromas.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Romito del Romitorio, 1987

Castello Romitorio

The Sant'Antimo Rosso Romito of the Romitorio di Castello Romitorio was born in vineyards located in Montalcino, in the province of Siena. It is produced at 60% with Sangiovese grapes, 20% with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 20% with Canaiolo Nero grapes. The wine ages in barriques for 14 months, before being bottled. Romito del Romitorio is characterized by an intense ruby ??red color with garnet reflections. The nose opens with a rich and intense bouquet with hints of cherries and wild fruits, enriched with pleasant spicy and balsamic notes. On the palate it is soft and pleasantly warm, with delicate tannins.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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: £325.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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
Stock: Out of Stock

Dow's Port, 1987


Late Bottled Vintage Port (half bottle 37.5cl)

Late Bottled Vintage (also known as LBV) is a style of port produced from a single vintage. LBV differs from vintage port in that it is usually produced every year, and not just in those years declared to be of outstanding quality. It is said that the style was born of a mistake, when a vintage port was kept in barrel for too long.

Notes Dow 1987: Medium body, raisin pudding with nutmeg . still had acidity.
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Price: £39.95
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Fonseca Port, 1987

Guimaraens Vintage Port

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: £99.95
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