If you were born in 1998 or have a significant anniversary in that year then the good news is that Bordeaux, Port and Italy produced some fantastic wines that are drinking well today. Beyond that there are some Armgnacs and Maderias that are good.
Vintage Port: 1998 produced some excellent Single Quinta Vintage and Colheita Ports. The perfect 25 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.
Italian: The 1998 vintage was agreat one for Italian wines which were deeply affected by Poor weather
Bordeaux: 1998 vintage was a very good one for French wines. This year favoured the merlot grape, leading to a glorious vintage in Pomerol and St Emilion. This is undoubtedly the greatest vintage for Merlot-dominated wines since 1990, and the quality of the St-Emilions and Pomerols is outstanding being powerful and tannic. The Médoc wines were initially underrated, but properties with the finest terroirs have produced some excellent high-quality wines that are now showing tremendous promise.