1989 Wine and Port Vintage

Bordeaux: 1989 Wines: The 1989 wine vintage was the middle year of a successful run of three vintages from 1988 to 1990. The vintage is now regarded as an excellent vintage for Bordeaux. As with the other successful vintages the weather was kind with a long, hot, dry summer ripening the grapes. The conditions seemed to favour St Jullien, Pauillac and Pomerol but not Margaux The wines from this vintage are generally characterised by high tannin levels, low acidity and high alcohol levels due to the ripe grapes.
 
Champagne: The 2nd in a trio of great vintages. Spring was early and was followed by ideal growing conditions with a very hot summer leading to a large crop of very ripe and healthy grapes being harvested in September and October. The champagnes are rich, luscious and soft, being exceptionally appealing in youth but also possessing enough rip and acidity to reward extended cellaring. In style, and character the champagnes are reminiscent of the glorious 1982 vintage.

 
Spain: The 1989 Wine vintage in Spain was above average and many fine wines were produced.

The winter of 1988/9 was very cold, dry and frosty - one of the driest of the century. There were heavy frosts at the end of November which affected some of the vines, causing an irregular budding the following spring: Viura was worst hit, with some damage to Tempranillo and less to Garnacha vines. Spring, by contrast, was very warm with the vines developing early and setting taking place in Rioja Baja in the first week of June, with the rest of the region following suit in the next two weeks. The summer was hot but, as so often, afflicted by hailstorms over quite wide areas of Rioja Alta and more localised parts of Rioja Alavesa. However, by the end of summer the vines were estimated to be two weeks in front of a normal year in development terms. The vintage started in Rioja Baja on 6th September
 
Vintage Port: 1989 Port: Not a general declaration of Vintage. However this was a good year that produced some attractive, full bodied single quinta wines with plenty of appeal.

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Burmester Port, 1989

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"The 1989 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 103.6 grams per liter of residual sugar. Fresh and balanced, with a feeling of liveliness, this is more about restraint and elegance than mid-palate weight, but it shows fine concentration of flavor on the finish and delivers more than adequate mid-palate concentration as well. It also has more power than anticipated on first taste. Tightening fast as it warms, its fresh feel if laced with just a touch of Whiskey that provides the perfect counterweight to the tension on the finish and fine flavors.
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Kopke Port, 1989

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

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:
Intense amber-tawny colour. Presents a complex and wonderfully elegant bouquet, standing-out the dried fruits, the vanilla and the involving roasting nuances. In the mouth it is dense and large, but at the same time, it is soft and delicate.
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Baron de Lustrac, 1989

Vintage Armagnac (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: £79.00
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Billecart Salmon, 1989

Brut Vintage Champagne

Soft mousse - lightly bubbly. Slight gold color. Delicate nose of yeast and bread. Very good depth on the fruit with more bread/biscuit with a hint of citrus and mushroom. Soft acid. Medium finish with good depth and complexity. Outstanding with fresh Oysters. Very elegant.
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Price: £149.00
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Cabernet Sauvignon (H), 1989

St. Stephan's Crown - Hungary

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Price: £39.00
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Chateau Corbin Michotte, 1989

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Corbin Michotte is owned by Jean-Noel Boidron. It is a small estate with an area measuring 6 hectares. The grape varieties include 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The density of plantation is 5,865 vines per hectare and the wines produced are Chateau Corbin Michotte with an annual production of 37,000 bottles
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Chateau de la Souloire, 1989

Bordeaux

The 1989 Chateau de la Souloire is deep garnet colour. It displays cassis, pencil shavings, cloves and a little coffee on the nose. It has a medium to high acidity, with good concentration and balance and a medium+ finish.
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Chateau d'Issan, 1989

Cantenac (Margaux) 3 me cru classe

Wine Spectator


From the outstanding 1989 vintage, the Chateau D'Issan is.. "Quite meaty and smoky, with rich chocolate and fruit flavors and medium, velvety tannins. (3/1992) - Wine Spectator
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Chateau Gloria, 1989

St Julien Cru Borgeois

The 1989 Gloria is a fat, plump, deliciously agreeable wine with a considerable alcoholic kick in the finish. Fruity, with soft tannins, Parker rating 86/100 (excellent) Ready for drinking now
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Price: £69.00
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Chateau Relais du Cheval Blanc, 1989

Graves

The Chateau Relais du Cheval Blanc from the exceptional 1989 Bordeaux vintage has a dark red core with bricking on the rim. There is still some black fruit remaining, with notes of spice and undergrowth. It is well balanced with good acidity, soft tannins and a medium+ finish.
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Chateau Rieussec, 1989

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Rieussec has had many owners in its illustrious history, the present owner, Domaine Barons de Rothschild of Lafite Rothschild, acquired the estate in 1984. They put investment into the cellars and vineyard management, reducing the vine yields and improving the grape quality. Rieussec now consistently produces some of the greatest dessert wines in Bordeaux. 4/12/2015 - Jeremy Holmes wrote: Drinking really well. Expressive aromatics of lavender, honey, apricot jam and orange blossom. Full, rich, sweet and intense with good volume and real freshness to the finish. *Review from CellarTracker.com*
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Price: £59.95
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Chateau Thibaud-Bellevue, 1989

Cotes de Castillion

The Chateau Thibaud-Bellevue from the excellent 1989 Bordeaux vintage has red colour, an attractive, pure, curranty earthy nose, medium to full body, a classic structure, and a medium finish.
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Price: £34.95
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Chateau Yquem, 1989

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

Meticulously made with incredible power, texture, complexity and ageing potential The 1989 is a powerful, intense, rich wine; astonishingly complex; perfectly balanced and a fine, persistent finish.

Spends three years in barrel, and keeps and improves for 15, 50, even 100+ years in great vintages.

Yquem recommend trying this with oysters, lobster, foie gras, or just on its own.

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Price: £345.00
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Chianti, 1989

Conte

The 1989 Chianti Conte has a bright brick colour with medium body and silky Chianti tannins. A smooth, well rounded wine offering sour cherry and raspberry notes with a medium finish. These wines can be forward and fruity while still exhibiting Chianti's characteristic rustic charm.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. This Chianti is a Sangiovese-based wine from the less prestigious vineyards of the area.
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Classico, Monte Verdi

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions. Chianti is characterised 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: £69.00
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Viticcio

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions. Chianti is characterised 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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Chianti Classico, 1989

Brolio - Ricasoli

The 1989 Chianti Classico Brolio Ricasoli is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Vistarenni

This 1989 Chianti Classico Vistarenni is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £69.00
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Conti Serristori - Villa Primavera

The 1989 Chianti Classico Conti Serristori Villa Primavera is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £69.00
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Fattoria Casenuove

The 1989 Chianti Classico Fattoria Casenuove is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Castelgreve

The Chianti Classico Castelgreve from the good 1989 vintage is characterised by its ruby red colour which turns to garnet with time, with aromas of red and black cherry intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £69.00
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Sercial Madeira

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry). This delicious liquorous wine is famously used to cook but it is also an amazing aperitif with incredibly rich nose & mouth flavours and pleasurable after taste.

*Bottled in 2013
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Price: £64.95
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Malvasia Madeira

"Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth; long finish.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: £64.95
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Grignolino, 1989

Franco Vincenzo

The Grignolino wine have a light ruby red color, tending to orange with aging. Have a characteristic odor and delicate in the mouth are dry, slightly tannic, bitter pleasant, with a characteristic aftertaste.
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Merlot, 1989

Bosco Romagno - Zambotto

Merlot can also produce a delightful and intriguing pure varietal wine. While Merlot has a long history of use as a blending wine, pure Merlot wines have been relatively slow in gaining momentum in Italy. That too has changed and today some of the world’s best Merlot wines bear Italian labels. The Trentino wine is from well-positioned and carefully maintained hillside vineyards near the city of Trento in northeastern Italy.
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Price: £59.00
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