1989 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:
1989 was not a general declaration of Vintage for Ports. However this was a good year that produced some attractive, full bodied single quinta wines with plenty of appeal. A Port like our 1989 Messias Vintage Port , recommended by our wine buyer, makes an excellent 30 year old wine gift for a 30th birthday or anniversary.
 
Bordeaux:


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The 1989 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 Julien, Pauillac and Pomerol but not so much Margaux. The wines from this vintage are generally characterised by high tannin levels, low acidity and high alcohol levels due to the ripe grapes. Our recommendation would be a luscious sweet and long-lived 1989 Sauternes .
 
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.

 
Portugal: 1989 was a very hot year in Portugal. The summer was extremely warm which led to an early harvest under ideal climatic conditions. There are some some excellent dry wines produced from this harvest. Our recommendation is the 1989 Poco de Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon , fully mature and still drinking beautifully.
 
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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1989 Barros Vintage Port, 1989

Vintage Port in Barros box
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An outstanding port from the very good 1989 port vintage. This dark ruby coloured vintage port from Barros is rich, ripe and dense with the key theme being sweet, ripe, vibrant blackberry and black cherry fruit, showing a silky texture and some lushness of fruit. Reveals an intense aroma with notes of wild berries. It has soft tannins and a long finish, with superb balance.

Barros is an outstanding brand in the Port Wine History, since its foundation in 1913. Following a solid and successful path, confirmed by several prizes and as result of an energetic trade policy. Its brand positioning in the market has granted strong recognition, especially in Colheitas, a Port Wine category in which Barros is regularly awarded.
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1989 Messias Vintage Port WIne

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Includes FREE leather effect gift box

Exclusive to VWP, The 1989 Quinta do Cachao from the very good 1989 vintage has an outstanding provenance. VWP have taken these bottles directly from Messias' cellars in Oporto where they have been stored since original bottling.

This is the 1989 Vintage Port from Caves Messias, owners of the Quinta do Cachao vineyard located in a prime position in the heart of the Douro valley. Decanted for 4 hours to allow the port to come into balance, it has a deep mahogany core with a lighter edge. The port is beautifully matured with lovely developed complex aromas of wild fruits, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts.
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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)

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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Palmer Port, 1989

30 Year Old Tawny Port

Announcing the arrival of Palmer 30 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 30 Year tawny has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and cigar box. There is further complexity of nutmeg and black pepper. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, caramel and toffee. This port has a lovely, rich long finish.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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1989 Cabernet Sauvignon

Quinta do Poço do Lobo

The 1989 Poco de Lobo Cabernet Sauvignon is a super cool old-school Cab. With a deep garnet colour, the wine shows impressive nose of cassis, licorice and sous bois, with dry herbs such as oregano and thyme and expressive varietal tertiary characteristics of leather, cigar box, dried mushrooms and forest floor. On the palate it is savory and full bodied with a beautiful balance between its fresh acidity and tertiary aromatics. This is still very fresh and mouth-watering on the palate with a medium plus finish.
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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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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set

A Taylor's 20 Year Old and 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a Taylor's gift box with two glasses.

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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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set, 1989

A Taylor's 20 Year Old and 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a double leather-effect 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 Graham's

Tawny Port -In original Graham's gift tube as illustrated
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Graham's 30 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 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.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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30 Year Old Messias

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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 Taylors Tawny port

Tawny Port (75cl) - In original Taylor's box

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 port has been aged in oak casks for an average 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, 1989

Quinta Poço do Lobo - MAGNUM ( 1,5 litre)

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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Bairrada, 1989

Quinta do 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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Price: $65.43 USD
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Barbaresco, 1989

Musso - Pora

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Baron de Sigognac, 1989

Armagnac (Comes in original Sogognac 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.

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Barros Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port

The 30 year old Barros port is an absolute delight. It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. As a port it is surprisingly light considering its age in that it doesn’t have a heaviness to it. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.

75cl
20% ABV
Bottled 2014/15
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Burmester Port

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a branded wooden case

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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Cabernet, 1989

Quinta do Poço do Lobo MAGNUM

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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Price: $132.20 USD
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Champagne, 1989

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Perrier Jouet - Belle Epoque

"In 1902, Henri Gallice – the owner of Maison Perrier-Jouët – asked his friend Emile Gallé to design a bottle set with anemones in arabesques. This bottle was to languish for more than 60 years in a cupboard of the house, as nobody was able to reproduce it. One day in 1964, a glass craftsman rediscovered the secret of its manufacture, enabling the precious original to be reproduced. Thus, since 1969 the "Cuvée Belle Epoque", for which this bottle is now the vessel, is now home to Perrier-Jouët's most remarkable of champagnes, combining fullness and refinement."
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Price: $393.93 USD
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Chateau Climens, 1989

1er Cru Classe Barsac

Barley sugar, mandarin, beeswax and a little orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with very good structure, clean entry with citrus fruits, orange-blossom and a touch of tangerine. Vibrant on the entry with very good length – this is showing better than the 1997. Very fine. Drink now-2025+ Tasted April 2009." Neil Martin Wine Journal
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1989

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification - damaged labels

A lovely matured Cos, and the nose is just impeccable. Pure and clean, fruit still remains, mainly red fruits. The 89 Cos is a beauty in itself and drinks wonderfully, old leather, cigar smoke and mushroom are very comforting. What a nice wrap up to an enjoyable dinner with delicious food and beautiful wines from Cos.
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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 Pavie, 1989

St Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classe

"The 1989 displays a deep ruby/garnet color with no signs of amber at the edge. It offers up an exotic, spicy, fruitcake, earthy, chocolatey nose with sweet woodsy aromas in the background. Long and youthful, with noticeably hard tannin, this medium-bodied, concentrated 1989 appears to be a slowly evolving wine. With another 2-3 years of bottle age, it may merit an outstanding score. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016." Parker, WIne Advocate 1997
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Price: $198.97 USD
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Chinon, 1989

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Paul Buisse


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Price: $118.85 USD
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Dao, 1989

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Porta dos Cavaleiros - Reserva
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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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Price: $39.39 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

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