1990 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 1990 Port vintage produced abundant quantities of good quality port wine. Generally produced as Single Qunitas and outstanding Colheita Port. Paul Symington writes "The Douro 1990 Vintage can be summed up in just four words – production, enormous – quality, excellent. The 1990 Vintage has probably favoured not so much the very early starting quintas, but those whose grapes were picked from the third week of September onwards; however, overall quality promises to be good to excellent." 29 October 1990.

 
Italian: 1990 was a spectacular vintage for Italy, one of the best in modern times. Most producers made very good wines at all levels. The wines are drinking well but will continue to develop with good cellaring.
 
Bordeaux: 1990 Wine Vintage was the third year in a row of excellent Bordeaux vintages. The hot, dry sunny year ensured that, like many of the great vintages, 1990 produced rich wines from across the Bordeaux region. Many of the red wines from this vintage have a roasted or baked quality derived from the hot sun ripening the grapes. The vintage is characterised by having a tannic quality coupled with low acidity. Most of the quality wines from this vintage are still at the peak of their maturity, making them great 31 year old wine gifts for a birthday or anniversary.
 
Champagne: A superb year and one of the top half-dozen vintages of the last century. The champagnes display good body and marvellous depth of fruit as well as great finesse and very good longevity. The best will be drinking well for many years to come.
 

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Palmer Port, 1990

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £69.95 | Now £54.95

1990 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1990 harvest until it was bottled in 2021.

Tasting Notes: The 1990 port from Palmer is light oak in colour with a light edge on the rim. Much elegance on the nose with citrus, walnuts, figs and a touch of dried fruit. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by an outstanding fresh acidity and beautifully integrated soft tannins. It is lifted with beautiful notes of dried fruits, citrus. Outstanding perfect balance and finish.

Samuel Palmer, a late
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Price: $78.43 USD
Stock: 90 in Stock

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Palmer Port, 1990

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £89.95 | Now £69.95

1990 Colheita Port - 75cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1990 harvest until it was bottled this year.


Tasting Notes: The 1990 port from Palmer is light oak in colour with a light edge on the rim. Much elegance on the nose with citrus, walnuts, figs and a touch of dried fruit. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by an outstanding fresh acidity and beautifully integrated soft tannins. It is lifted with beautiful notes of dried fruits, citrus. Outstanding perfect balance and finish.

Samuel Palmer, a
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Price: $99.84 USD
Stock: 33 in Stock

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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1990

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

The 1990 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.

The Maison Ryst-Dupeyon was founded by Joseph Dupeyron in 1905.
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Price: $102.77 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1990

St Estephe, 2me Cru Classe

In contrast to the 1989, the 1990 is a spectacular wine, and, along with the 1986, 1982, and 1953, one of the four finest Cos d'Estournels made in the post-World War II era. Bruno Prats believes it is the finest wine he has ever made. In the most recent tasting, the 1990 was even better than in the past, charming me as well as other tasters with its flashy display of opulent Merlot (about 40% of the blend) mixed with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It was one of the more forward 1990s in the tasting, which no doubt accounted for its precocious showing. This super-concentrated wine possesses a roasted herb, sweet, jammy black fruit-scented nose, with noteworthy opulence and succulence.
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Price: $406.80 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1990

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

The only non-Médoc estate to be included in the famous 1855 classification, Château Haut-Brion’s viticultural history can be traced back further than its Médoc first growth counterparts. Located in the bustling commercial suburb of Pessac, Haut-Brion was purchased by the American family Dillon in 1935 when it was in a considerably poor condition, the family invested greatly in the estate and today this property is one of the showpiece estates of Graves. At Haut-Brion wines are fermented in stainless steel vats, after which the wine will spend 22 months, sometimes more, in new oak barrels before being bottled unfiltered.
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Price: $1,277.50 USD
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1990

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

Scintillating nose; absolutely gorgeous aromas of vanilla-smothered berries, violet, and a fine, earthy, truffly quality with hints of cedar, coffee and spice. Deep and deliciously inviting. The palate lets this stunning first impression down slightly, with slightly under-powered cherry and blackcurrant fruit. There's a background of sweet oak, and good freshness with balanced acidity and fine tannins.
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Price: $669.44 USD
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Quinta de la Rosa, 1990

Late Bottled Vintage Port

The 1990 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Quinta de al Rosa is now a red orange colour. Nose of sweet black cherry, alcohol and cocoa. Flavour starts with sweet cherry and raisins, followed by some cherry-chocolate. Very smooth and pleasant.
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Price: $85.57 USD
Stock: 48 in Stock

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Taittinger, 1990

Vintage Champagne Corneille

For the Taittinger Collection, Corneille expresses his art using the two core values which were constant in his work from 1946 onwards: line and colour.

Figures are formed using gestures made in colour on a solid, or modulated, coloured background. Strangely-shaped birds, reminiscent of those found on bas-reliefs in Coptic monasteries or on the totem poles of Indian tribes, are depicted on a background which is painted in a green, similar to the vine leaves themselves. The birds are ready to take flight and break free from cages and barriers as universal messengers of joy - much like the wine contained within the bottle.
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Price: $492.44 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Veuve Clicquot, 1990

La Grand Dame Rose , Vintage Champagne

Reviews
"Salmon-orange with a pale rim. Deep, smoky aromas of strawberry, pear cider, cinnamon, earth and maple syrup. Very rich in the mouth, but also shows excellent verve for a wine with such volume; superripe flavors of strawberry, rose petal, iron and earth. In texture and size, this comes across more like a red wine than a rose Champagne. Spicy finish is long and gripping."
Stephen Tanzer 92/100
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Price: $421.08 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1990

Armagnac
Includes Original Sigognac Wooden Box

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.

This 1990 vintage 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.

The depth of colour and complexity of flavour increase all the time the spirit is aged in cask, the colour can range from pale straw to rich amber.
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Price: $132.67 USD
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Cabernet, 1990

Quinta do Poço do Lobo

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century. 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, pronounced tannins and high acidity aged gracefully when kept in perfect condition at the winery for 20-40 years,
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Price: $69.94 USD
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Chateau Guiraud, 1990

Sauternes
91 Points - Parker
91 Points - Wine Spectator

This is a classic Sauternes with a great deal of sweetness, plenty of ripeness, and obvious aromas of toasty, smoky new oak. The wine exhibits finesse and complexity, a style of Sauternes that will have its admirers, particularly among those who like to drink these wines as an aperitif.

Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
A showy display of power, highly extracted, smoky, buttery, pineapple and orange-scented fruit, lavish quantities of toasty new oak, and unctuously thick, massive flavors and texture. This huge wine avoids being overbearing because of its adequate acidity. (4-1995).
91 / 100

Wine Spectator
Very ripe and deliciously sticky.
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Price: $114.12 USD
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 1990

Chateau de Beaucastel Pierre Perrin

Château de Beaucastel has long been considered one of the great wines of France. It is unanimously renowned for its balance, elegance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an extraordinary terroir at the Northern end of the appellation with heavy exposure to the Mistral. All 13 varieties of the appellation have been organically grown here since the sixties.

1990 was a fantastic year for Rhone Wines and the Beaucastel has striking colour. The nose is profound and sweet, with black truffle, under-wood, and earthy notes. The mouth is fruity, fleshy and round, with soft tannins. It can be drunk but will improve with time.
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Price: $226.95 USD
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Dao, 1990

Porta dos Cavaleiros

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: $84.22 USD
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1990

Malvasia Madeira

Since the beginning of time, people have been saying that nectars belong to the Gods, however, the strong will, the experience and the long tradition of the Oliveiras family, have accumulated nectars for more than a century and are available to the connoisseur.

This is Madeira Wine.


Tasting Notes;
Intensely rich nose and a full rich mouthful of raisins and caramel, a powerful long finish and finely balanced acidity belying its relative youth.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: $139.88 USD
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Dom Perignon, 1990

Champagne

Breathtakingly beautiful, with superb definition, depth and purity to its rich, textured mousse. It provided yet another reminder of just how much Champagne excels.
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Price: $498.15 USD
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Veuve Clicquot, 1990

La Grand Dame, Vintage Champagne

Reviews
Yellow/gold in colour. Aromas of pears, apples and toasted brioche. Very lively, fine mousse. Ripe, complex, medium-bodied fruit in the mouth with great depth and length. This is a great, mature Champagne and it was a joy to share with good friends. CellarTracker

Rating 92/100 Outstanding (CT)

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Price: $249.79 USD
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