1989 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1989 Port: Not a general declaration of Vintage. However this was a good year that produced some attractive, full bodied single quinta wines with plenty of appeal.
 
Bordeaux: 1989 Wines: The 1989 wine 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 Jullien, Pauillac and Pomerol but not Margaux The wines from this vintage are generally characterised by high tannin levels, low acidity and high alcohol levels due to the ripe grapes.
 
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.

 
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 Muruve Tinto Crianza in Gift Box with Accessories, 1989

Crianza Navarra

This 1989 red wine from from Spain is fully mature.On the nose there is cured meats, smoked paprika, cayenne powder, fall leaves, and aged leather. The palate is medium bodied with acidity and jammy red fruits.
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Abbazia di Rosazzo, 1989

Ronco dei Rosetti - Zamo & Palazzo

All the varieties are vinified separately. Maceration takes place in truncated cone-shaped wooden vats for a period of 15 days, during which manual plunging of the cap, delestage and pumping over are alternated. This is followed by drawing off and the traditional pressing of the marc, then the wine spends a night in steel, allowing the largest particles to settle, and is racked into new barriques. Malo-lactic fermentation and repeated racking accompany the wine for 16-18 months, until it is time to create the final blend. After five months’ relaxation in large barrels, it is bottled. The wine spends another two years in the bottle before being released onto the market.
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Auxey-Duresses, 1989

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"Les Vireux", Domaine Dupont-Fahn

The 1989 Auxey-Duresses Les Vireux is a cherry scented Pinot Noir from Burgundy's Cote de Beaune area. It reveals a mouthfeel of red juicy cherries, forest floor nuances and mushrooms with a refreshing acidity, soft tannins with a medium body and a long earthy finish.

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This already mature wine is ready for drinking now. It will benefit form decanting to remove the sediment and a little air to release its aromas. Enjoy in room temperature with an array of cured meats, mushroom risotto, feathered game dishes as well as hearty stews.
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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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Burmester Port, 1989

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Colheita Port in branded wooden case
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*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***

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"The 1989 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 103.6 grams per liter of residual sugar. Fresh and balanced, with a feeling of liveliness, this is more about restraint and elegance than mid-palate weight, but it shows fine concentration of flavor on the finish and delivers more than adequate mid-palate concentration as well. It also has more power than anticipated on first taste. Tightening fast as it warms, its fresh feel if laced with just a touch of Whiskey that provides the perfect counterweight to the tension on the finish and fine flavors.
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Cabernet, 1989

Bonolo Giuseppe - Breganze

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Cabernet, 1989

Quinta Poço do Lobo

This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged, mature Bairrada, showcasing the capacity for longevity that this region is known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines planted in late 1970s. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 70 m (230 ft.) elevation. Intense tannins give incredible structure and propensity to age balanced out with fresh acidity.
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Cabernet, 1989

Quinta Poço do Lobo - MAGNUM (1,50 litre)

This is an opportunity to taste a perfectly aged, mature Bairrada, showcasing the capacity for longevity that this region is known for. A library release from the winery itself, with the bottles kept in pristine condition for decades, these wines show a complexity that cannot be derived in any other way. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines planted in late 1970s. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 70 m (230 ft.) elevation. Intense tannins give incredible structure and propensity to age balanced out with fresh acidity.
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Cabernet Sauvignon (H), 1989

St. Stephan's Crown - Hungary

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Chateau Batailley, 1989

The 1989 Chateau Batailley has a deep ruby/purple colour and the bouquet of toasty, smoky oak, chocolate, and super-ripe cassis is followed by a medium-bodied, rich, extracted wine with ferocious tannins and good acidity. This is a large-scaled, more traditionally-styled wine that will mature around
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Chateau d'Issan, 1989

Cantenac (Margaux) 3 me cru classe

Wine Spectator


From the outstanding 1989 vintage, the Chateau D'Issan is.. "Quite meaty and smoky, with rich chocolate and fruit flavors and medium, velvety tannins. (3/1992) - Wine Spectator
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Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild, 1989

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

*** 89-91 Points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews "Deep crimson hue. A lovely regal Pauillac nose: cedar, pine with that Merlot lending it a ripe cherry/blackberry fruitiness. The palate is not complex but very harmonious and well-balanced. Quite tannic at first but becomes supple with aeration, quite mellow. Raspberry, black truffle and burnt toast. Smooth satiny finish with a dark chocolate aftertaste. Tasted March 2005." Neil Martin, Wine Journal
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Chateau Gloria, 1989

St Julien Cru Borgeois

The 1989 Gloria is a fat, plump, deliciously agreeable wine with a considerable alcoholic kick in the finish. Fruity, with soft tannins, Parker rating 86/100 (excellent) Ready for drinking now
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Chateau Hanteillan, 1989

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Haut-Medoc

The 1989 Chateau Hanteilan is a claret from a stellar year in Bordeaux filled with soft plummy flavours and hints of cherry alongside notes of cedar and liquorice. A well made Haut Medoc at its best now.

Serving suggestions:
This bottle will need decanting in order to remove sediment and aerate the wine to release its aromas. Serve at room temperature with sirloin steak, roast beef, braised or grilled lamb. It is perfect with soft cheeses such as brie or soft goat cheese as well as hard cheeses such as cheddar, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino or aged manchego.
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Chateau Haut Bailly, 1989

Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe

The 1989 Haut-Bailly is filled with sweet, roasted fruit, tobacco, tar, wild strawberry and fennel scents. Medium bodied, this elegantly styled wine feels plush and silky in the mouth. Nice length and purity. Fully mature.
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Chateau Le Mayne, 1989

Bordeaux

The Chateau le Mayne 1989 is a well crafted Bordeaux from a great vintage showing aromas of leather, cedar, tar. On the palate it is plummy with ripe raspberry and mushroom notes leading to a medium finish.
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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 Patache d'Aux, 1989

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Medoc

The 1989 Chateau Patache d'Aux comes from a great year in the Medoc. It displays a deep garnet color with slight browning on the edges with mature black fruit on the nose and palate. A nicely resolved wine that still lives on and is a pleasure to drink.

Serving suggestions:
This bottle will need decanting in order to remove sediment and aerate the wine to release its aromas. Serve at room temperature with sirloin steak, roast beef, braised or grilled lamb. It is perfect with soft cheeses such as brie or soft goat cheese as well as hard cheeses such as cheddar, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino or aged manchego.
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Chateau Relais du Cheval Blanc, 1989

Graves

The Chateau Relais du Cheval Blanc from the exceptional 1989 Bordeaux vintage has a dark red core with bricking on the rim. There is still some black fruit remaining, with notes of spice and undergrowth. It is well balanced with good acidity, soft tannins and a medium+ finish.
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Chateau Senejac, 1989

Haut Medoc- Presented in a deluxe gift box with wine accessories

The 1989 chateau Senejac is light and bright, then building a little more interest - stays defined and juicy, very well done, if not the most concentrated, it has an attractively lively weave of fruit, tannin and acidity.
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Chateau Thibaud-Bellevue, 1989

Cotes de Castillion

The Chateau Thibaud-Bellevue from the excellent 1989 Bordeaux vintage has red colour, an attractive, pure, curranty earthy nose, medium to full body, a classic structure, and a medium finish.
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Chateau Thieuley, 1989

Bordeaux Superieur

Thieuley is soft, plummy and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice abound in a forward, juicy Bordeaux to drink now.
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Chianti, 1989

Villa di Monte, Gratti Pontamsiere

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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Chianti Classico, 1989

Classico, Monte Verdi

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. Chianti 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.
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Chianti Classico, 1989

Viticcio

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. Chianti 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.
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