1996 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: Although 1996 was one of the wettest years for port on record, the Douro region produced a large, abundant crop. The year was not declared as a Vintage, however a few good port wines were produced which are noted for being fruity and forward. A 1996 Vintage Port would make for an excellent 25 year old gift for a special anniversary this year.
 
Italian: 1996 was an outstanding vintage for Italian wines. In Piedmont, tricky weather all summer yielded to a period of hot and dry weather from mid-September through to mid-October. This enabled the late-ripening Nebbiolo to achieve a classic balance between fruit and structure. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are substantial on the palate and give every indication of a long life ahead, offering a superlative drinking experience if kept well. Like Piedmont, Tuscany had a cooler than average summer and this enabled a long, slow ripening of the grapes. The wines are richly aromatic, deeply coloured and abundantly fruity - making them brilliant 25 year old wine gifts for a birthday or anniversary.
 
Bordeaux: The 1996 vintage produced exceptional wines that broke all price records (until the 2000 vintage). The top wines reached full maturity a decade ago, but will keep for many more years.
 
Spain: A very good vintage for Spain, though less fine than the preceding two. The 1996 was particularly successful in Ribera del Duero, where ripe, relatively friendly wines were made.

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1996 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1996

Vintage Port

Quinta do Vesuvio never fails to impress and their 1996 Vintage Port showcases all the characteristic weight and depth of the Symingtons' best single property: The palate reveals excellent richness, layers of flavour, well-balanced tannin, and a persistent, satisfying finish. Intense and ample, it should drink well for the next years to 2025.
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Price: $139.33 USD
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1996 Barros Port

Vintage Port

The 1996 Vintage Port from Barros has a wonderful intensity of colour and is full of floral aromas and rich, sweet fruits. The opulent palate explodes with black and red fruit, complexity and structure wrapped in a deep elegance through to an endless finish.

Drink now- 2030+
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Price: $98.45 USD
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1996 Pocas Port

Vintage Port

Full red. Very rich of ripe red fruits. Notes rock-rose and violets. Full bodied and rich the palate, showing a remarkable, long lasting and persistent finish.

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Price: $91.41 USD
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Chateau Beausite, 1996

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Price: $84.37 USD
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Chateau d'Angludet, 1996

Cantenac (Margaux), cru bourgeois superierur

This quality estate has produced a wine with excellent colour saturation (dark ruby), a soft, ripe, generously fruity, totally charming style that offers ripeness, a silky texture, and very good to excellent concentration. With no hard edges, the 1996 d'Angludet provides delicious drinking.


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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1996

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe

*** 93/100 - Robert Parker ***
The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. Score: 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (196), August 2011

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Price: $251.92 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Marquis de Terme, 1996

Margaux, 4th Growth Classification

A very tannic, structured wine with an opaque purple color and a sweet creme de cassis nose intermixed with damp earth, vanilla, and licorice, this relatively massive wine has mouth-searing levels of tannin, medium body, and a very backward style that will require considerable patience from its buyers.
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Price: $125.26 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Chateau Yquem, 1996

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Reviews for Chateau Yquem 1996
Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.


Score: 95+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003
This performed brilliantly at the Roberson's vertical, even outclassing the lauded 1997! A moderate golden hue.
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1996

Malvasia

***Gold Medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles***
*** 17/20 Jancis Robinson ***

"Ochre/walnut-skin colour. Complex mix of sweetness and bitter mocha. Very sweet and still so fresh. Like liquidised raisins and orange peel in dark caramel." Jancis Robinson

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. In 1807, John Blandy was posted to the island as part of the British Army garrison sent to Madeira to thwart any invasion attempt by Napoleons forces.
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Price: $112.52 USD
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J W Hart, 1996

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Colhieta Single Harvest Port
Magnum (1.5l)


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Price: $139.33 USD
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J W Hart, 1996

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Colhieta Single Harvest Port


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Price: $56.22 USD
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Lagrein, 1996

New

Alois Lageder

Lagrein produces wine which has high acidity and low pH, and highly tannic. Eric Asimov notes that Lagrein produces “ ... congenial, straightforward wines that can be deliciously plummy, earthy and chewy, dark and full-bodied but not heavy, with a pronounced minerally edge.”
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Price: $68.96 USD
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Nobile di Montepulciano, 1996

Castelli di Grevepesa

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: $83.03 USD
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Pinot Noir, 1996

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Les Vigne Latour

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of undergrowth (sous-bois). Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets.
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Quinta de la Rosa, 1996

Vintage Port

La Rosa's classic house style achieved by slow maceration in traditional granite 'Lagares' has produced a wine full of luscious forward fruit with a very attractive nose and a long velvety slightly drier finish across the palate

La Rosa is a vertically integrated Quinta rising to 450 metres above sea level, boasting many hidden micro climates within its cirtilage. Where possible we vintage and mature these small 'lotes' separately in order to achieve the maximum complexity in the finished ports, which would not have been possible from a less diversely planted property.

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Price: $111.18 USD
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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1996

Vintage Port

This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.
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Price: $1,899.94 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Ruchottes-Chambertin, 1996

Grand Cru, Domaine Georges Mugneret

The 1996 Ruchottes-Chambertin sees everything come together. Like so many Grand Crus from this vintage, it is evolving at a glacial pace. But there is tremendous structure and it might simply be a case of waiting a few more years for it to dispense with a slight toughness. How much patience do you have?

Robert Parker
Displaying a medium-to-dark ruby color and violet, rose, blackberry, and blueberry-infused aromatics, this wine is highly-expressive and medium-to-full-bodied. It is structured and dense and exhibits opulent fruit. This is a rich, beautifully ripe, and concentrated wine that is filled with raspberry, cherry, and stone-like flavors that linger in its long and oak-imbued finish.
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Price: $555.91 USD
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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1996

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

The 1996 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: $97.04 USD
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Savigny Les Beaune, 1996

Clos des Guettes Domaine Gagey, Louis Jadot

Domaine bottled under the Domaine Gagey name, this wine is from the holdings of Andre Gagey, Managing director of Louis Jadot. Like all of the Jadot domaine bottled wines, it is dense and focused. It expresses very pretty blackberry fruit notes, and lots of ripe, fine tannins. Good deep red. Cherry, licorice and leather on the nose. Juicy, leanish and penetrating, with firm fruit flavors given clarity by brisk acids. Rather elegantly styled Savigny.
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Price: $63.26 USD
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Taylor's Port, 1996

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port -HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl

Very typical Taylor's style on the nose, rather reserved, spicy and stylish fruit. Gentle, and a lovely silkiness to at the start. Fine fruit, very stylish composition. Appropriate grip and texture. Lots of tannin evident on a second taste. This is rather good. From a Port Styles tasting. 16.5-17+/20 (Wine Doctor 2007).

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Price: $49.19 USD
Stock: 97 in Stock

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Cabernet Franc, 1996

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Tenuta Angoris

Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, bell pepper, cassis, and violets.
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Price: $54.89 USD
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Chateau Certan-de-may, 1996

Pomerol

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Moderately saturated medium red. Somewhat riper aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, smoke, tar, tobacco and pepper, plus a hint of green coffee beans. More intensely flavored and vinous than the '97; in a rather fruity style but a wine of modest sweetness. Finishes with tongue-dusting tannins and more length than the '97, but still betrays a slight greenness. (ST) (5/1998)
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1996

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

***100 Parker Points***

The 1996 Lafite Rothschild was spectacularly powerful and rich, somewhat atypically intense and concentrated for Lafite. It is a gorgeous expression of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon from this great terroir. Remarkably, only 38% of the production made it into the 1996 Lafite, and it is a wine for the ages. Still an infant, it is capable of lasting another 50 or more years. 100 points.

Score: 100 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, November 2005
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Price: $1,231.44 USD
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Chateau L'Arrosée, 1996

St Emilion Grand Cru

The L'Arrosee's 1996 is an impressive effort for the vintage. Some subdued hints of tar and tobacco behind the black fruit on the nose, with a nice earth/cedar and black cherries finish on the palate. A tremendous value wine !
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Price: $68.96 USD
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Chateau Marbuzet, 1996

Saint Estephe

The 1996 Chateau Marbuzet has a dark ruby colour. Iron, game and deep red fruits fill the nose with exciting aromas. Plump, seductive flavors cover the palate with a hit of '96 acidity on the finish keeping everything balanced and in proper order. A bit of lavender makes its way into things after being exposed to air for 60 minutes.
Perfect now.
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Price: $84.37 USD
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