1991 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: Declared as a Vintage by some producers, the first since 1985. The 1991 was a very small but good Vintage; the grapes tended to be small with little juice resulting in deep, dense powerful wines for the medium to long term. It was declared by the Symington-owned houses (Dow, Graham, Warre, Smith Woodhouse, Gould Campbell, Quarles Harris) while Taylor and Fonseca declared Single Quinta wines. Both the declared 1991 Vintage Ports and the 1991 Single Quinta wines would make a great 30 year old wine gift for a 30th birthday or anniversary celebration.
 
Italian: The 1991 Italian vintage was better than first thought, but did not rival the three exceptional vintages that preceded it. July was generally very hot and sunny, which continued into August. September remained warm, but rainfall from the middle of September on prevented Nebbiolo and Barbera from ripening fully. As a result the crop was small and the wines will not maintain the traditional longevity associated with the grape. In Tuscany, most producers in Chianti made only small quantities of Riserva, if any at all. In Montalcino and Montepulciano however, producers who thinned out the crop during the summer were rewarded with the raw materials for wines which have kept well. The best examples of Brunello and Vino Nobile have good depth and structure, and although the fruit is not particularly exuberant they are still drinking well now.
 
Bordeaux:


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The 1991 was generally an inconsistent vintage for Bordeaux, with First and Second Growths still drinking well. An abnormally cold, frosty April killed many of the buds on the vines - particularly those in the east side of Bordeaux (Pomerol and St Emilion). Although new buds formed and developed, the harvest was always going to be late to allow the grapes to mature fully. Despite the set-back, some acceptable, light wines were produced from northern vineyards of Medoc and Graves.
 
Spain: The 1991 Rioja and Ribera del Duero vintage was an excellent one. The crop was small, but the wines produced should have weight, structure and quality for years to come.

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Palmer Port, 1991

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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1991 Calem Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

Quite impressive and intense nose that is also complex. Almost candied and burnt prunes in the nose mixing nicely with scorched earth, vanilla.
The prunes carries nicely into the palate and also the burnt dirt. The wine is however quite alcoholic and it really dominates the wine.
it is however an enjoyable wine and there is also a great fruit acidity that really carries well into the medium aftertaste.
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1991 Calem Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

Quite impressive and intense nose that is also complex. Almost candied and burnt prunes in the nose mixing nicely with scorched earth, vanilla.
The prunes carries nicely into the palate and also the burnt dirt. The wine is however quite alcoholic and it really dominates the wine.
it is however an enjoyable wine and there is also a great fruit acidity that really carries well into the medium aftertaste.
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Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set, 1991

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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1991 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

"Duhart's 1991 possesses more depth, ripeness, and potential complexity than the soft, light, one-dimensional 1992. Although the 1991 exhibits deep color, attractive, spicy, grilled nut, cassis, and weedy aromas, and fine depth, it reveals astringent tannin." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, February 1994
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1991 Dow's Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port
In a Deluxe Gift Box with Wine Accessories

From the excellent 1991 port vintage, the Dow is an outstanding port rating 90 pts.

Review "The firmly-structured, moderately tannic, impressively coloured and concentrated 1991 Vintage Port offers a classic display of black fruits, liquorice, and chocolate aromas and flavours, as well as a full-bodied, muscular style with considerable tannin and firmness." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 1995.

Parker Rating 90 Points (Outstanding)

Drink from now until 2035
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30 Year Old Graham's

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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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30 Year Old Taylors Tawny port

Tawny Port (75cl) - In original Taylor's box

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 port has been aged in oak casks for an average 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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Barbera d'Asti, 1991

Fratelli Valsangiacomo

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Barbera d'Asti, 1991

Scanavino

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Baron de Lustrac, 1991

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac Box as illustrated)

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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Baron de Sigognac, 1991

Vintage Armagnac
Comes in Original Sigognac Wooden Box as illustrated

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 1991 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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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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Burmester's 30 Years of Tawny Port, 1991

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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Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, 1991

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

Still youthful. Plenty of sour red berries and friuts, sigarbox and earth tones. Good length and still a good structure and great balance.
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Chateau Margaux, 1991

1er Grand Cru Classe

Reviews:
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1991 Chateau Margaux was actually much better than I expected and certainly surpassed my solitary previous encounter. It is quite deep and clear in color with a surprisingly generous bouquet that is not complex, but attractive with scents of mulberry, mint and star anise. It opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic, irony tannin, though the fruit profile is charming: blackberry, chestnut, spice box, cumin and a touch of undergrowth. Of course, after 25 years it is firmly into its secondary phase and yet it has retained admirable cohesion and freshness.
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Chateau Musar, 1991

Bekaar Valley, Gaston Hochar

The 1991 Musar is a blend of Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Carignan from this well-known and highly regarded Lebanese winery.

Chateau Musar 1991 Red Wine is a great vintage with a blend of power, complexity and endless fruit. On the palate, this wine is full of ripe, black cherries and balanced, rich fruits and spices. This wine is perfectly harmonious and balanced and expresses the power of the 1991 vintage in the finest way.

Chateau Musar is often referred to as the Lafite of the Lebanon. Wine maker Gaston Hochar defied the odds producing a string of great wines during the Lebanon War.
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Chateau Roc de Cambes, 1991

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Cotes de Bourg

Roc de Cambes is the jewel of the Cotes de Bourg. The proprietor is Francois Mitjavel, owner of Tertre Roteboeuf. The vineyard comprises 14 hectare of old vines with an average of nearly 50 years of age which produce wonderful ripe and concentrated fruit.

The 1991 is still going strong, having a jammy notes and is well balanced.
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Chateau Romefort, 1991

Medoc, les Domaines Baron de Rothschild (Lafite)


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Chateau Yquem, 1991

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Notes from Ch Yquem. A vintage marked by frost on the 21st of April that fortunately spared several plots of slope vineyards at Yquem. Summer was warm and dry, but September was rainy. The harvest was over in three passes which brought in only a small amount of grapes, but of very good quality. This experience shows what an advantage great terroirs have when spring frosts occur. In light of the weather that year, the calibre of 1991 Yquem exceeded our expectations, and benefited from a particularly fine summer.

Yquem's 1991 is a beautifully made, mediumgold-colored wine with a gorgeous nose of creme brulee, roasted coffee, and seet, honeyed pineapple and other assorted fruits.
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Chianti, 1991

New

Cavaliere C. Campagna Gello

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. This 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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Cirò, 1991

Dr. Giuseppe Ippolito

The Ciro Rosso has a bright ruby red color and transparent. Has an elegant bouquet in which they differ floral and fruity notes: rose, maraschino cherry, red fruit and hints of iodine on a rhubarb and sweet spices. The palate has a right to the body weight in balance and freshness, is intense and soft with a lingering fruity finish and almonds.
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Cockburn Port, 1991

Vintage Port

"Ripe, moderately intense, tasty aromas of damp earth, tar, and black fruits are followed by a full-bodied wine with excellent richness, and a firmly delineated personality with good tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long finish." Parker, Wine Advocate 1995.
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Price: $129.05 USD
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Cote-Rotie, 1991

Les 1991 Jaboulet

Côte Rôtie is a prestigious red-wine appellation at the northern tip of France's Rhône Valley wine region. The 1999 Cote-Rotie by Domaine Mouton is a blend of the classic Northern Rhone varieties Syrah and Viognier and shows a medium garnet colour. The nose combines concentrated red fruit and delicate wood nuances. This is very much a gourmet wine, with notes of dark and red fruit and distinctive spice. A fine and complex wine.

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1991

Malvasia

Intensely rich nose and a full mouthful of raisins and caramel, a long powerful finish and finely balanced acidity belying its relative youth. Showing incredible concentration but also a degree of finesse.

Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North Africa coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese word for wood or timber.

*Bottled in 2015
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