1989 Wine and Port Vintage

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.
 
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

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Burmester Port, 1989

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Colheita Port in branded wooden case
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*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

Reviews:
"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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Abbazia di Rosazzo, 1989

Ronco dei Rosetti - Zamo & Palazzo

All the varieties are vinified separately. Maceration takes place in truncated cone-shaped wooden vats for a period of 15 days, during which manual plunging of the cap, delestage and pumping over are alternated. This is followed by drawing off and the traditional pressing of the marc, then the wine spends a night in steel, allowing the largest particles to settle, and is racked into new barriques. Malo-lactic fermentation and repeated racking accompany the wine for 16-18 months, until it is time to create the final blend. After five months’ relaxation in large barrels, it is bottled. The wine spends another two years in the bottle before being released onto the market.
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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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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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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 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 Duhart Milon Rothschild, 1989

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

*** 89-91 Points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews "Deep crimson hue. A lovely regal Pauillac nose: cedar, pine with that Merlot lending it a ripe cherry/blackberry fruitiness. The palate is not complex but very harmonious and well-balanced. Quite tannic at first but becomes supple with aeration, quite mellow. Raspberry, black truffle and burnt toast. Smooth satiny finish with a dark chocolate aftertaste. Tasted March 2005." Neil Martin, Wine Journal
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Price: £139.00
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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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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1989

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***

Reviews"The Mouton ’89 is a lovely Pauillac that has reached its plateau of maturity. It has an engaging cedar-scented bouquet touches of cigar box, mint and a touch of Italian cooked meats. Very well defined, very “old school”. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious with grainy tannins. It continues the aromatic theme of cedar and tobacco, relatively foursquare compared to Pichon-Baron of Lynch Bages, with a slightly leafy finish that demonstrates great persistency. It is very “classic” in style, restrained, elegant and bearing similarities to Lafite.
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Chateau Potensac, 1989

Medoc Cru Bourgeois

A full bodied wine with lovely brick red colour. This Chateau produces wine with heaps of fruit and underlying chocolate and spice, drinking beautifully.55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot &20% Cabernet Franc.
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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 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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Chateau Thieuley, 1989

Bordeaux Superieur

Thieuley is soft, plummy and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice abound in a forward, juicy Bordeaux to drink now.
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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

Villa di Monte, Gratti Pontamsiere

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, 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

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

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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Chianti Classico, 1989

Fattoria di Albola

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

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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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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Price: £69.00
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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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Dolcetto d'Alba, 1989

Schiavenza

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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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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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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