1988 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1988 Port: 1988 was a very difficult growing year, with bad weather in the spring and summer resulting in a small crop of average quality. As a result there was no declaration of vintage (a mark of the highest quality). Nevertheless, some very attractive single quinta ports were produced.

 
Italian: 1988 Italian Wines were produced in an excellent, almost outstanding vintage. Good growing conditions particularly in Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines that will hold for many years to come.
 
Bordeaux: 1988 Bordeaux Wine: The first in a trio of great vintages and one that has been rather overshadowed by the 89s and 90s. 1988 is the most classic of the trio, with many of the wines not being overtly fruit-driven but having levels of extract and concentration that that make them perfect candidates for keeping.
 

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1988 Red & Sweet Wine Selection, 1988

1988 Sauternes Lamothe Guignard & Chateau Cissac- 2x75cl Bottles
Presented in a double Deluxe Gift Box with wine accessories

A lovely gift selection of a well-crafted claret from a great year and a lusciously sweet Sauternes wine. Both bottles are beautifully enclosed in a luxury silk lined box with wine accessories as illustrated.

1988 Chateau Cissac
The 1988 Cissac has a dark garnet colour, shading towards orange at the rim. Aromas of cedar, cigar box, cassis; very classic. Flavours are simple, with fading blackcurrant fruit, licorice and bell pepper leading to a sweet spice finish.

1988 Chateau Lamothe Guignard Sauternes
This vintage has a beautiful robe with dark amber colour. The nose is on candied fruit, quince jellies with spicy notes.
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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set

A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a Double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny:
Taylor’s blends its magnificent 20 year old Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

In the 20 Year Old Tawny, the fruit has mellowed further than in the 10 Year Old, and the spicy, nutty aromas of ageing are more powerful and intense.


Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny:
Taylor’s blends its magnificent 10 year old tawny from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.
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30 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with silk liner as illustrated)
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This aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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Fonseca 30 Years of Tawny Port Gift

30 Years of Tawny Port (A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a Double dark mocha leather effect gift box.)

A wonderful 30th Birthday or Anniversary Gift.

Fonseca 20 Year tawny port (75cl):
*94 Points*- Wine Spectator.
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port (50cl): Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny is russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish.
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Feuerheerd's 30 Years of Tawny Port

A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny Both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 30th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Feuerheerd blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Feuerheerd's 20 Year Old Tawny:
***91 Points-Wine Enthusiast***
This aged tawny port wine has a very soft texture with intense complexity and aromas of nuts, raisins and figs.
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Sandeman Port

30 Year Old tawny Port (Includes Sandeman gift box as illustrated).

Sandeman is a regular Decanter World Wine Awards Gold- and Trophy-winner for its supremely refined tawnies. This has lovely lifted aromas and flavours of chocolate- covered sultanas and orange peel. Seductive and creamy with perfect poise for its age.

Sandeman Tawny Port 30 Years Old is of an old gold amber colours with the intense aromas of honey and spices, underscored with deep flavours of dried apricots, hazelnuts and vanilla, creating a rich yet elegant combination.

20% ABV
75cl
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1988 Fonseca

Guimaerens Vintage Port- In a Dark Mocha Silk Lined Gift Box (Half Bottle 37.5cl)
SPECIAL OFFER | WAS £54.80 | NOW £49.00

The 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens from the very good vintage has a deep red/burgundy colour with a with narrowbrick rim. Rich, jammy fruit bouquet. Aromas of prune and treacle. Some attractive bottle
mature notes coming through. Full, intense palate with firm fresh fruit flavours. Attractive rich, rounded wine with good texture. Firm dark chocolate finish.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca
Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label
in ‘non-classic’, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is
produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which
provide the backbone of Fonseca’s vintage ports in declared years.
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1988 Fonseca, 1988

Guimaerens Vintage Port- (In a Double Dark Mocha Silk Lined Gift Box (2x Half Bottles 37.5cl)

The 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens from the very good vintage has a deep red/burgundy colour with a with narrowbrick rim. Rich, jammy fruit bouquet. Aromas of prune and treacle. Some attractive bottle mature notes coming through. Full, intense palate with firm fresh fruit flavours. Attractive rich, rounded wine with good texture. Firm dark chocolate finish.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label in ‘non-classic’, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which provide the backbone of Fonseca’s vintage ports in declared years.
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30 Year Old Messias, 1988

Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Special Offer | WAS £89.95 | NOW £59.95

This aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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30 Year Old Offley

Tawny Port ( Comes in Offley thick carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes
Amber in colour, with appealing greenish hints. Its bouquet is very intense and complex, with notes of caramel, mocha, nuts and tobacco leaf. This is a very well-balanced and unctuous wine that shows a delicate structure and sublime finish.

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 25 and 40 years.
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30 Year Old Taylors Tawny port

Tawny Port (75cl) - In Taylor's presentation box with 2 Spiegleau glasses as illustrated -Serve slightly chilled with pecan pie, almond and caramel ice-cream.

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 30 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.
This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive.
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Bairrada, 1988

Quinta Poço do Lobo

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dao and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dao fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dao. Wines that when young had a vegetal character,
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Barolo, 1988

Giordano

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Barolo, 1988

Fontanafredda

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Burmester Port

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Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a branded wooden case
Special Offer | Was £89.95 | Now £59.45

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

Deep brown colour with greenish hints. Complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla. In the mouth it is concentrated, silky and engaging. A wine with an irreprehensible structure, great character and an apotheotic finish.
The Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance.
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Burmester's 30 Years of Tawny Port, 1988

A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 30th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny:
***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins.
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Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1988

St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe

A very healthy dark ruby colour with only a slight lightening at the edge, this wine shows sweet earth notes intermixed with ripe berry fruit, cassis, liquorice, and leather. The wine is spicy and medium bodied, with a moderately tannic finish that is not likely to fully age out.
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Chateau Cissac, 1988

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Haut Medoc - Includes Silk-lined Leather Effect Gift Box

The 1988 Cissac has a dark garnet colour, shading towards orange at the rim. Aromas of cedar, cigar box, cassis; very classic. Flavours are simple, with fading blackcurrant fruit, licorice and bell pepper leading to a sweet spice finish.
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Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild, 1988

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

Robert Parker: "The 1988 Duhart-Milon exhibits a bouquet of ripe fruit, spices, cedar, and herbs. The wine is rich, full-bodied, admirably concentrated and long, with plenty of tannin. (02/1993) The Wine Spectator: "Aromas of chocolate, berries and mint follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and very pretty fruit. Dense fruit, ripe tannins, long finish. Will improve for a long time but delicious now"
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Chateau La Lagune, 1988

Grand Cru Classe Medoc

From the good 1988 vintage and scoring 85/100 Parker points, "La Lagune's 1988 has a streak of herbaceousness, and tart, aggressive tannins that appear to have the upper hand in the wine's balance. Medium-bodied, spicy, and straightforward, it lacks the flesh and chewy opulence of top vintages of La Lagune, but it should prove to be long-lived. "Drink now - 2023.
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Chateau Latour, 1988

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

91 points - Robert Parker
92 Points - Wine journal

"The best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-coloured 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body, excellent ripeness, and mature tannin. It is a classic, elegant Latour with more meaty, vegetable-like flavours than are found in a riper year, such as 1989 and 1990. The 1988 has just begun to enter its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 25 years. Anticipated maturity: now-2025" Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2000.
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Chateau LeTertre Roteboeuf, 1988

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

***92 Points, Robert Parker***

A sleeper vintage for proprietor Mitjavile’s beloved Tertre Roteboeuf, the 1988 has a deep plum/garnet color and a gorgeous nose of earth, underbrush, cherry cough syrup, licorice, and caramel. It is full-bodied, very pure, ripe, with loads of concentration, yet good definition and structure. No, it is not as dense as the 1989 nor as flamboyant and flashy as the 1990, but this is a classic Tertre Roteboeuf that should continue to drink well for a few more years.
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1988

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 89 Points Wine Journal ***

Reviews.
"Slight aging on rim. A rich nose of minerals and blackcurrant. Medium-bodied with classic Mouton style. This has more fleshy fruit than other Firsts: quite rounded blackberry and tar. Very Cabernet dominated with a little more expression that Lafite 1988. A classic claret in every sense." Neil Martin
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Chateau Rabaud Promis, 1988

Sauternes

1988 was a most successful vintage for Sauternes. The Chateau Rabaud Promis will charm you with its freshness and its opulence. The nose is attractive of candied orange peel, sweet spices and toasted hazelnuts. The mouth of impeccable structure is greedy: wax, exotic fruits, creamy vanilla notes.

***93 Points- Robert Parker Jr.***
The 1988 possesses great richness, sweetness, and unctuous texture, as well as high acidity, plenty of botrytis, a wonderful, rich, honeyed pineapple, coconut, and orange-scented nose, gobs of rich fruit, and excellent delineation. Approachable now, it promises to age effortlessly.
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Chianti, 1988

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Castello di Ama - Vigneto Bellavista

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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