1991 Wine and Port Vintage

Italian: 1991 Italian Wines: The 1991 vintage was better than first thought but did not rival the three exceptional vintages that preceded it. July was generally very hot and sunny, continuing into August. September continued warm, but rainfall from the middle of September on prevented Nebbiolo and Barbera from ripening fully. As a result the crop was small and the wines will not maintain the traditional longevity associated with the grape.

In Tuscany most producers in Chianti made only small quantities of Riserva, if any at all. In Montalcino and Montepulciano however producers who thinned out the crop during the summer were rewarded with raw materials for wines which have kept well. The best examples of Brunello and Vino Nobile have good depth and structure and although the fruit is not particularly exuberant they are drinking well now.
 
Bordeaux: 1991 wines: Generally an inconsistent vintage with First and Second Growths still drinking well. An abnormally cold frosty April killed many of the buds on the vines particularly those in the right part of Bordeaux (Pomerol and St Emilion). Although new buds formed and developed, the harvest was always going to be late to allow the grapes to mature fully. Despite the set-back, some acceptable, light wines were produced from northern vineyards of Medoc and Graves.
 
Spain: The 1991 Rioja and Ribera del Duero vintage was an excellent one. The crop was small but the wines produced should have weight, structure and quality for years to come.
 
Vintage Port: 1991 Port: Declared as a Vintage by some producers the first since 1985. A very small but good Vintage. The grapes tended to be small with little juice resulting in deep, dense powerful wines for the medium to long term. It was declared by the Symington-owned houses Dow, Graham, Warre, Smith Woodhouse, Gould Campbell, Quarles Harris) in preference to 1992. Taylor and Fonseca declared single-Quinta wines.

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1991 Fonseca Guimaraens Port in Leather Effect Gift Box, 1991

Guimaraens Vintage Port (HALF Bottle 37.5cl)

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
*** 93 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens is an outstanding example from the very good 1991 vintage. At its glorious peak now it will also continue to develop with further cellaring.

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.

Reviews:
"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1991 Guimaraens is the most impressive bottle I have tasted of this offering.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1991

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac 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
Stock: 6 in Stock

Baron de Sigognac, 1991

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: £79.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Chateau Rieussec, 1991

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe

A very good Riessec and one of the few decent wines produced in Bordeaux in this year. Colour rusty, deep gold. A beguiling bouquet of apricot, honey, molasses, old English Christmas cake, toffee and smoke. A beautiful texture in the mouth, weighty, viscous and satiny. Very rich, toffee, honey, treacle and poached pears and apricots. Very ripe but with sufficient acidity to hold it all together. Complex and multi-layered.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1991

La Salvanella Melini Riserva

The 1991 Chianti Classico La Salvanella Riserva has been aged for 24 months before commercial release. It 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
Stock: 10 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1991

Vintage Port, SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

"Ripe, moderately intense, tasty aromas of damp earth, tar, and black fruits are followed by a full-bodied wine with excellent richness, and a firmly delineated personality with good tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long finish." Parker, Wine Advocate 1995.
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Price: £62.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1991

Malvasia

Intensely rich nose and a full mouthful of raisins and caramel, a long powerful finish and finely balanced acidity belying its relative youth. Showing incredible concentration but also a degree of finesse.

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.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1991

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1991 vintage, the 1991 Dow is an outstanding port rating 90 pts.

Review "The firmly-structured, moderately tannic, impressively coloured and concentrated 1991 Vintage Port offers a classic display of black fruits, liquorice, and chocolate aromas and flavours, as well as a full-bodied, muscular style with considerable tannin and firmness." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1995.

Parker Rating 90 Points (Outstanding)

Drink from now until 2035
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1991

Guimaraens Vintage Port (HALF Bottle 37.5cl)

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
*** 93 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens is an outstanding example from the very good 1991 vintage. At its glorious peak now it will also continue to develop with further cellaring.

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.

Reviews:
"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1991 Guimaraens is the most impressive bottle I have tasted of this offering.
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Price: £26.95
Stock: 36 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1991

Guimaraens Vintage Port (HALF Bottle 37.5cl)

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
*** 93 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens is an outstanding example from the very good 1991 vintage. At its glorious peak now it will also continue to develop with further cellaring.

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.

Reviews:
"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1991 Guimaraens is the most impressive bottle I have tasted of this offering.
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Price: £26.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Graham Port, 1991

Vintage Port

*** 94 Points Robert Parker ***

"Graham's 1991 Vintage Port gets my nod as the port of the vintage. While keeping in mind that Graham's aims for a sweeter-styled port, there is no doubting the opaque purple/black colour, or the explosive nose of black fruits, licorice, spring flowers, and tar. Thick and full-bodied, with a satiny texture and a blockbuster, alcoholic finish, this is a top-notch vintage port." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1995. Drink now to 2030+
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Grignolino, 1991

d'Asti, La Casaccia

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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Price: £49.00
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Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

Established in 1680, Quarles Harris became a subsidiary of Warre in 18th century. Since then, Quarles Harris has continued making good Ports under the Symington's ownership. Peter Symington, has a simple saying to remember about Quarles Harris: "Unless they are good we don't bottle them, having ensured that tradition and expertise is passed from generation to generation thus maintaining the excellent reputation of Quarles Harris.

An elegant, dense purple-colored offering, this 2000 offers up sweet aromas of melted licorice intermixed with blackberries, black raspberries, and cassis. Soft, precocious, and pure, this medium-bodied, suave, graceful port should be approachable in 4-5 years and last until 2020.
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Price: £69.95
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Quinta de la Rosa, 1991

Vintage Port

The colour has become lighter with the slow maturation, and this is now ready to drink. The fruit is plum and raspberry with a touch of spice - cloves and cinnamon The finish is long and gently warming.
Drink now to 2015

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Price: £59.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1991

Vintage Port

Rich ruby color that is nearly opaque. It presents notes of strawberry, molasses and others mentioned root beer which I did not really get, but thought was worth noting. This Nacional displays excellent concentration and structure, with medium to full-bodied juice. It possesses young blackberry fruit with a unique balsamic component, and shows its fine balance and some powerful tannins that will allow this wine to age for a few decades. A fine Nacional but not a classic, from an unheralded vintage that has a very youthful essence and lingering finish. 93 pts. (HOLD) Roy Hersh
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

90 Points Wine Journal On the nose, cigar box, dried herbs, leather and baked black cherries. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, very good acidity and lithe, supple mouthfeel. Very harmonious, very elegant with touches of liquorices, black olive and cracked white pepper. Good length. Excellent. Drink now-2030
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Reciotto, 1991

Coati Bruno

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Price: £59.95
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

Heavy rain at the start of the year were able to support the vines through the dry spring and very hot summer. The grapes achieved perfect ripeness with high levels of sugar. This wine is very aromatic with black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and suede notes. A very silky texture with rich chocolate flavours, licorice, cloves, and lots of plum. The tannins are soft and integrated and there is a very long, delicious finish. Definitely a beauty!
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 4 in Stock