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 30 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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Thirty Year Old 1990 Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £69.95 | Now £49.95

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 this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1990 port from Palmer is light oak in colour with a light edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with citrus, walnuts, figs and a touch of orange blossom. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour. Outstanding.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $68.21 USD
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Palmer Port, 1990

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 highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with citrus, walnuts, figs and a touch of orange blossom. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour. Outstanding.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $95.52 USD
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Palmer Port, 1990

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.

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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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Price: $81.86 USD
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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set, 1990

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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Price: $109.17 USD
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Barbaresco, 1990

Camp Gros Martinenga - Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy

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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Price: $258.08 USD
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Baron de Lustrac, 1990

Vintage Armagnac
Includes original Lustrac Box

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.

All Baron de Lustrac Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: $135.18 USD
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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 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. Presented in a perfectly simple wooden box.

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Price: $126.92 USD
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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

30 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Branded Gift Tube

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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Price: $94.22 USD
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Burmester's 30 Years of Tawny Port, 1990

A 20 Year Old Tawny and a 10 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 30th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent 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.

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny:
***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins.
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Price: $109.17 USD
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Cabernet, 1990

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: $135.18 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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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 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: $80.56 USD
Stock: 19 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1990

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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: $1,222.12 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1990

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half Bottle 37.5 cl

The 1990 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey offers a compelling, flowery, honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky creme brulee. The wine's zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident, this is a full-bodied, super-concentrated, fascinating, powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for may years.
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Price: $68.21 USD
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Chateau Leoville Barton, 1990

2nd Growth St Julien

1990 Chateau Leoville Barton Reviews

93+ pts Robert Parker
93pts Wine Spectator
18/20 Jancis Robinson
19/20 Vinum


Very, very rich and velvety. Meaty and seductive. Rich, exotically floral. (It certainly seemed as though from a completely different century when served immediately after the 1961.) Very sweet and drinking beautifully now." 18.5/20 Jancis Robinson


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Price: $238.96 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1990

St Julien 2me Cru Classe
97 Points - Robert Parker

Reviews:
Far less evolved than the 1989 and still youthful in colour. A rich ripe nose is followed by a dense, well endowed palate packed with black fruits, minerals and toasty oak. Without doubt the finest Leoville-Poyferre of the last 25 years. RP 97 Points

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Price: $402.82 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: $640.42 USD
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Chateau Palmer, 1990

Margaux 3me Cru Classe

Dark plum/garnet with a sweet and generous bouquet of baked fruit, spice box, candied citrus fruits and sweet liquorice intermixed with some chocolate, plum and black cherries, this is a lush, velvety-textured wine with constant freshness, exotic aromas and almost oriental spices.
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Price: $402.82 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: $80.56 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

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Montepulciano, 1990

d'Abruzzo, Miglianico

Montepulciano is a red wine grape variety grown widely in central Italy, most notably its eastern Abruzzo, Marche and Molise regions. The variety was named after the Tuscan parish of Montepulciano, but, confusingly, is not used in the famous wines produced there (see Vino Nobile di Montepulciano). Globally appreciated for their soft flavors, strong color and gentle tannins, Montepulciano wines are typically best consumed in their youth and with food. The deep-purple juice of Montepulciano grapes is used in varying proportions to produce wines under roughly 50 of Italy's DOC and DOCG titles. Although sometimes used on its own,
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Price: $94.22 USD
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Quevedo, 1990

30 Year Old White Port

*** 93 pts Robert Parker ***

This 30 Year Old white 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: $88.69 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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Palmer Port, 1990

Single Harvest Tawny Port
MAGNUM 150cl Bottle

1990 Colheita Port - Rare Magnum 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 highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with citrus, walnuts, figs and a touch of orange blossom. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour. Outstanding.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $259.38 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

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30 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port -In original Graham's gift tube as illustrated

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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Price: $95.52 USD
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30 Year Old Messias

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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Price: $81.86 USD
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