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.
 
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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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Sercial Madeira

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry). This delicious liquorous wine is famously used to cook but it is also an amazing aperitif with incredibly rich nose & mouth flavours and pleasurable after taste.

*Bottled in 2013
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1989

Malvasia Madeira

"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; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth; long finish.

*Bottled in 2015
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Feuerheerd

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: $65.62 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

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Feuerheerd, 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: $91.89 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: $116.92 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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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: $56.42 USD
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Rosso Toscano, 1989

Vigneto Coltri – Melini – Vigna 1

Bright ruby red colour with aromas of ripe, red berry fruits, sweet cherries and undergrowth with underlying scents of eucalyptus and nutmeg, intertwined with subtle hints of dark chocolate. The flavour is round and full-bodied, with a tightly woven structure and an inviting, fruity core, leading to a long-lingering, balsamic finish.
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Price: $77.51 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: $56.42 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: $182.60 USD
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Whisky, 1989

Mackillop's Choice Tomintoul 19 year.

Distilled 29th August 1989 bottled Mar 2008
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Price: $295.58 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

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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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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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Price: $64.37 USD
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Domaine de Cambes, 1989

Bordeaux

The 1989 Domaine de Cambes 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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Price: $78.75 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: $77.44 USD
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