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 Vintage Ports and the Single Quinta wines would make a great 29 year old wine gift for a 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: 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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1991 Torrecilla

Crianza Navarra (Includes Free Deluxe Gift Box With Accessories)

This wine from the 1991 vintage is blend of cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo. It a nice even rich burgundy-ruby colour, looking rather mature. Very attractive nose, with the cabernet fruit very evident alongside some leather, a bit of oak and mushrooms. There's a small amount fruit on the palate, which is dominated by leather and mushrooms. There are still some tannins present. Fully Mature.
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1991 Torrecilla, 1991

Crianza Navarra

This wine from the 1991 vintage is blend of cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo. It a nice even rich burgundy-ruby colour, looking rather mature. Very attractive nose, with the cabernet fruit very evident alongside some leather, a bit of oak and mushrooms. There's a small amount fruit on the palate, which is dominated by leather and mushrooms. There are still some tannins present. Fully Mature.
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Price: $44.51 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1991

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

The Latour 1991 is a terrific wine for an off-vintage scoring 90 points by Wine Advocate.

Review: " Tasted blind from double magnum at the chateau, it is a long time since I have encountered this off-vintage Latour, which must rank as one of the finest of the vintage. The nose retains a touch of greenness that cannot be ignored; yet there are also attractive aromas of cigar box, graphite and sous-bois. The palate appears to have softened in the last few year and is not as brutish as I recall and there is a lovely spiciness towards the finish. I would not leave it for a long time, but it must rank as one of the finest in this forgettable year.
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Price: $539.00 USD
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1991

Pauillac 1st Growth Classification

Robert Parker: 86
The 1991 exhibits a moderately dark ruby/purple color, as well as a promising and complex nose of such classic Pauillac aromas as lead pencil, roasted nuts, and ripe cassis. The initial richness is quickly obliterated by frightful levels of tannin, and a tough, hard finish. Although there is an interesting and alluring dimension to this wine, the tannin level is excessively high and the wine is likely to dry out after 10-15 years of cellaring. Readers who admire austere, fruitless wines will rate it higher.

Wine Spectator: 89
Incredibly fine and subtle for the vintage with tobacco, black currant and berry aromas and flavors, medium body and a long flavorful, silky finish.
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Chateau Rieussec, 1991

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe

A very good Riessec and one of the few decent wines produced in Bordeaux in this year. Colour rusty, deep gold. A beguiling bouquet of apricot, honey, molasses, old English Christmas cake, toffee and smoke. A beautiful texture in the mouth, weighty, viscous and satiny. Very rich, toffee, honey, treacle and poached pears and apricots. Very ripe but with sufficient acidity to hold it all together. Complex and multi-layered.
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Price: $94.49 USD
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 1991

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Chateau La Nerthe Clos de la Graniere

A very good CNDP from the excellent 1991 vintage. The wine still has a deep core. On the nose there is lots of jammy fruit particularly strawberry jam and forest floor. It tastes like strawberry jam, forest floor, coffee and chocolate. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity. Drink now.
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Niepoort Port, 1991

Vintage Port (Half Bottle)

The bouquet offers a blend of black cherries, damp earth, molasses intermingled with bitter chocolate, a touch of tobacco and tarmac. The mouthfeel was quite supple and light in texture, but showed nice balance and overall harmony.
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Price: $53.97 USD
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Quinta de la Rosa, 1991

Vintage Port

The colour has become lighter with the slow maturation, and this is now ready to drink. The fruit is plum and raspberry with a touch of spice - cloves and cinnamon The finish is long and gently warming.

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Price: $120.23 USD
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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1991

Vintage Port

Rich ruby color that is nearly opaque. It presents notes of strawberry, molasses and others mentioned root beer which I did not really get, but thought was worth noting. This Nacional displays excellent concentration and structure, with medium to full-bodied juice. It possesses young blackberry fruit with a unique balsamic component, and shows its fine balance and some powerful tannins that will allow this wine to age for a few decades. A fine Nacional but not a classic, from an unheralded vintage that has a very youthful essence and lingering finish. 93 pts. (HOLD) Roy Hersh
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Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

90 Points Wine Journal On the nose, cigar box, dried herbs, leather and baked black cherries. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, very good acidity and lithe, supple mouthfeel. Very harmonious, very elegant with touches of liquorices, black olive and cracked white pepper. Good length. Excellent. Drink now-2030
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Price: $133.74 USD
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Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1991

Vintage Port

90 Points Wine Journal On the nose, cigar box, dried herbs, leather and baked black cherries. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, very good acidity and lithe, supple mouthfeel. Very harmonious, very elegant with touches of liquorices, black olive and cracked white pepper. Good length. Excellent. Drink now-2030
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Price: $133.74 USD
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