1997 Vintage Report

Italian: 1997 is undoubtedly a great vintage for Italian wines. Like 1982 and 1990 Bordeaux, it will have its critics because of its extreme style, but if wine is a beverage of pleasure, this vintage offers extraordinary wines.
 
Bordeaux: The 1997 vintage wines are characterised by being attractive, soft, user friendly with broad appeal. They have been quick to mature and, except for the most concentrated wines, should be drunk within the next few years.
 
Vintage Port: 1997 was one of the great port vintages of the decade and marked a general declaration of vintage. The vintage is characterised by full-bodied wines that will be at their best after 2015.

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1997 Croft Vintage Port

Quinta da Roeda Single Quinta Vintage Port (Price includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated)

A relatively lighter-styled vintage port from Croft's famous single vineyard. Rich with nutty aromas and well developed dried fruit flavours it is now fully mature and ready for drinking.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Kopke Port

20 Year Old White Port - Half bottle 37.5cl 20% ABV (Presented in Kopke wooden 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:
This rare 20 year old white port has a cool, light-amber color, this unique white “tawny” port derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region, including Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina.
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Price: £34.85
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Kopke Port

Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny 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.

Aged in wood casks until they are completely mature, Tawny ports are a golden color with multi-dimensional layers of aromas and flavors.The domination of Vintage Ports in past years is now challenged by the advantages of the tawnies, especially vintage colheita tawnies for restaurants and retail consumers.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 36 in Stock

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Sandeman, 1997

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original Sandeman gift tube as illustrated)

A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.
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Price: £34.90
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny port

Tawny Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in Taylors Presentation Box as illustrated)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

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1997 Bordeaux Duo

2x Chateau d'Issan & Chateau Haut Bergey (Both wines come in leather effect double gift box as illustrated)

This fabulous wine selection from the good 1997 vintage is the perfect gift for an old world wine lover. It comprises of 2 bottles of fine red Bordeaux wine beautifully presented in a double leather effect gift box with silk liner.

1997 Chateau D'Issan, Margaux-3eme Cru Classe
An elegant, dark plum-colored effort, this 1997 reveals sweet cranberry, black cherry, licorice, and floral aromas. Medium-bodied, ripe, and round, with low acidity, it is a lovely, stylish, soft wine.

1997 Chateau Haut Bergey, Pessac Leognan
Excellent value Bordeaux. As one might expect, not over the top, but a solid enjoyable wine.
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Price: £107.85
Stock: 2 in Stock

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1997 Chateau Pavillon Haut Bonnet, 1997

Fronsac, Bordeaux includes Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift box with silk liner as illustrated

Form the very good 1997 vintage this wine from the Fronsac region of Bordeaux has a simple rustic charm. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot this wine has black fruits, plums and a little spice on the nose. On the palate this is a lighter style of wines with some earthy tannins. A medium finish. A charming wine that would go well with read meats or heavy pasta.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1997 Vintage Port- The Symington Family Collection Triple Gift Set

3x75cl, 1997 Graham's, Dow's and Warre's Vintage Ports

An outstanding ultra premium three bottle vintage Port Collection from the exceptional 1997 vintage. Offering three bottles of the best ports produced by the Symington Family Estates; 1997 Graham's, Dow's and Warre's vintage ports.
An ideal gift for any port lover celebrating a 20 Year Old Anniversary or birthday in 2017. All three ports come beautifully presented in a triple stained gift box with silk liner as illustrated.

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1997 Graham's Vintage Port
“Blackberries, liquorice, and melted asphalt stand out in this full-bodied, beautifully made vintage ports moderately intense bouquet…it is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and impressive.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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20 Year Old Calem

Tawny Port (Comes in original Calem gift box as illustrated)

Cálem 20 Years Old has been aged in small oak casks for an average 20 Years. It has an orange-tawny colour with tinges of green- characteristic of ageing in wood. It has a complex bouquet of almonds and citrus and on tasting it is smooth, silky and light with lots of finesse. Ideal on its own or with patés, cream cheeses and fruit tarts.
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Price: £32.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

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20 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port

Graham's 20 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

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20 Year Old Offley

Tawny Port ( Includes original thick Carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

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20 Year Old Ramos Pinto

Quinta Do Bom-Retiro Tawny Port (Half Litre, 50cl)

**93 Points- Wine Enthusiast, Jan. 2016**


Warm tawny red in colour with an amber hue corresponding to its advanced maturity. The nose is spirited and nervous, with an array of fruit and nut aromas: grapefruit, apricot, almond and hazelnut, spiced with cinnamon, caramel and cocoa and rich vanilla oak. Charming and velvety on the palate, the grace of the first contact is maintained by a complex sequence of ripe and dry fruit followed by a languorous finish.

Enjoy after a cosy dinner with mild cheese that won't overwhelm the finesse of the wine.It can flow together with coffee and conversation afterwards.
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Price: £34.49
Stock: 4 in Stock

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20 Years of Caves Messias Port Deluxe Gift Set

2x75cl, 1997 Messias Vintage Port and Messias 20 Year Old Tawny Port

This is a lovely port gift set celebrating 20 years in 2017 and comprising of a bottle of 1997 Messias Quinta Do Cachao vintage port and a Messias 20 Year Old tawny port. Both wines come beautifully presented in a mahogany double deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated.

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1997 Messias, Quinta do Cachao Vintage Port
Very dark red almost black colour. The nose give a lot of intensity, jammy red bursts with red plum aromas. The palate is full, intense, rich, sweet with a lot of soft tannins and a good balance between sweetness and alcohol. Very lingering finish, robust and sweet.
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Price: £84.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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20 Years of Graham's Port

2x75cl- 1997 Graham's Vintage Port & Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port (both wines come in a double deluxe gift box with Accessories as illustrated)

A fabulous port gift set celebrating 20 years in 2017 and comprising of a bottle of 1997 Graham's vintage port and a Graham's 20 Year Old tawny port. Both wines come beautifully presented in a mahogany double deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated.

Reviews:
1997 Graham's Vintage Port
"Plum and blackberry on the nose, with hints of dried violets. Wet earth. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, very chewy and rich. Long and caressing. Very layered and structured. Much better than I remember. Impressive."
*James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2007*

Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port
With an amber,
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barros Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

The 20 year old Barros port is a true Portuguese tawny port with a fine, delicate nuttiness. The extended barrel maturation has produced a wine with complex flavours that show subtle 'fruitcake richness'.
It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 25 in Stock

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Chateau Brane Cantenac, 1997

Margaux 3rd Growth Classification

The 1997 Brane-Cantenac is smooth and delicate. Nice tannins. Nose was a little lacking. Gentle taste. Not too powerful or complex.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Cantemerle, 1997

Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe

The 1997 Cantemerle is medium dark ruby with amber at the edge. The wine is now mature but still has a cedary, spicy, black fruit character. In the mouth, there is a sense of fatness. stringent tannins in the finish with a taste of fruit.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Bergey, 1997

Pessac-Leognan

Excellent value Bordeaux of this age. As one might expect, not over the top, but a solid enjoyable wine. Still deep red colour. Tobacco nose. Some fruit still left, however cedar and mint dominate the taste. The tannins are soft and rounded.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau Kirwan, 1997

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification

The 1997 Kirwan is a highly-extracted, rich, medium-bodied wine with a deep ruby/purple colour, and ripe cassis fruit intermixed with a touch of new oak, prunes, and spice. The wine has come together nicely since I first tasted it from cask. It appears to be an excellent, nearly outstanding effort.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau La Clotte, 1997

St Emilion

Strong dark ruby. Good viscosity. Nose is shy but does yield up faint scents of dark berry fruit. Quite tannic but drinkable, The nose and mouth are composed of all secondary components and there is plenty of life here.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1997

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 90 Points Robert Parker ***

"The 1997 Latour will be a surprisingly fine wine, as well as one of the longest lived offerings of the vintage. It possesses lots of tannin and depth, along with medium to full body, and a textured, multidimensional personality. Sweet, jammy fruit is intertwined with dried herbs, coffee, and earth in this saturated ruby/purple-colored wine. The finish lasts for 20 seconds, a positive sign for a 1997. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1999
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Price: £425.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Sociando Mallet, 1997

Medoc Cru Grand Bourgeois

Fresh on the nose with good fruit concentration. Blackberry, cedar, burnt toast, quite complex and well-defined. The palate is quite sweet with bitter cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Moderate tannins with a fleshy finish. Not bad at all. Tony Carter VWP tasting 2017.
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Price: £38.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chianti, 1997

Melini

This wine 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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Price: £29.95
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chianti, 1997

Montesodi - Frescobaldi

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: £49.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chianti, 1997

San Giusto Rentennano - Riserva

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.
Robert Parker 92/100
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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