1989 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1979-port1989 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: 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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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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Price: $741.74 USD
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Dao, 1989

Porta dos Cavaleiros - Reserva

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: $63.21 USD
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Sercial Madeira

***93/100- Jamie Goode***
***90/100- CellarTracker***
***17/20- Jancis Robinson***

Sercial is the driest style of Madeira. It is bright and crisp with citrus, herbal and mineral notes. This 1989 has complex characteristics of raisins, apple, marmalade, sage, brioche, and pecans. Harmonious and balanced with a mild spice, a saline note and nice acidity to enhance the fruit.

Serve chilled as an aperitif or with fish and vegetable dishes.

Founded in 1920, D’Oliveira is a classic Madeira shipper, with wines that date from 1619. D'Oliveira is still owned by the same family, with a unique stock of irreplaceable old wines from many of its best vintages.
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Price: $101.91 USD
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Malvasia Madeira

***93/100- Wine Spectator***
***92/100-CellarTracker***

Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; sweet, tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth and a very long finish.


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Price: $101.91 USD
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Feuerheerd Port, 1989

White Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: $90.23 USD
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Feuerheerd Port

30 Year Old Tawny

This 30 years old Port is made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and other traditional grapes from the Douro region.

The wine has a very soft texture with intense complexity and aromas of nuts, raisins and figs. Flavours of toasted coconut and caramel on the finish

It is a delicious dessert wine and is the perfect finish to any meal or to accompany sweet desserts, mince pies, cakes, milk chocolates, walnuts, nuts, crème brûlée, Roquefort and as digestive with cigars.
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Price: $64.43 USD
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Fonseca 30 Years of Tawny Port Gift

30 Years of Tawny Port (A 75cl 20 Year Old Tawny and a 50cl 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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Price: $89.01 USD
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Kopke Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port - 75cl (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Tasting Notes:
Soft, rich but not unctuous. Lovely balance of dried apricots & nutty complexity. Good poise with an attractive nose, great age and perfect balance. Perhaps the finest 30 year old we ever tasted - layers of caramel, penuche and butterscotch -an extremely refined blend.
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Price: $90.23 USD
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Kopke Port, 1989

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Intense amber-tawny colour. Presents a complex and wonderfully elegant bouquet, standing-out the dried fruits, the vanilla and the involving roasting nuances. In the mouth it is dense and large, but at the same time, it is soft and delicate. Reveals a strong complexity and an amazing balance.
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Price: $90.23 USD
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Lagrein, 1989

H. Tramin

Lagrein produces wine which has high acidity and low pH, and highly tannic. Eric Asimov notes that Lagrein produces “ ... congenial, straightforward wines that can be deliciously plummy, earthy and chewy, dark and full-bodied but not heavy, with a pronounced minerally edge.”
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Price: $63.21 USD
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Martinez Gassiot, 1989

Crusted Port- Bottled by Martinez Gassiot in 1989

Martinez Gassiot Crusted port is a blend of excellent young ports from two or three harvests, bottled without any fining or filtration in 1989. This Port was then aged in bottle in the cellars in Portugal for three years before being offered for sale. Crusted Port derives its name from the fact, that exactly like Vintage Port it will throw a “crust” or natural deposit with bottle age.
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Price: $114.81 USD
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Messias Port, 1989

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Exclusive to VWP
Special Offer Was £85 | Now £65

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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Price: $83.85 USD
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Quevedo Port, 1989

30 Year Old White Tawny port

*** 93 pts Robert Parker ***

This 40 Year Old tawny port from Quevedo... is now golden in color, this intense wine is very fine indeed. Acidity, concentration and wood from the long aging all come together to give a Port that is dry while very rich, with just a hint of orange marmalade flavor.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
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Price: $101.91 USD
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Ribera del Duero, 1989

Conde de Siruela Tinto Crianza

This wine from the 1989 vintage has a nose of slightly tarry black fruits with some nice integrated oak. This has a lovely classic Ribera del Duero feel. Lovely palate.
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Price: $55.40 USD
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Taylor's 30 Year Old Tawny Port - Half bottle

Tawny Port (Half Bottle 37.5 cl)

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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Price: $55.40 USD
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1989

Quinta Da Cavadinha Vintage Port

Brick-red core, broad amber rim; fine, perfumed, nicely evolved floral, esteva (gum cistus) aromas, open but possibly with a bit more to give; soft, sweet, and fully mature, with beautifully balanced cherry fruit. For me, the best of the '79.
*Richard Mayson- World of Fine Wine (magazine)-Tasted 2012*

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Price: $179.31 USD
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Whisky, 1989

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Mackillop's Choice Tomintoul 19 year old single malt whisky
Special Offer | Was £245 | Now £195

Distilled 29th August 1989 bottled Mar 2008
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Price: $251.55 USD
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Grignolino, 1989

Franco Vincenzo

The Grignolino wine have a light ruby red color, tending to orange with aging. Have a characteristic odor and delicate in the mouth are dry, slightly tannic, bitter pleasant, with a characteristic aftertaste.
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Price: $37.41 USD
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