1999 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1999 was not a general declaration of vintage, however some vineyards produced small quantities of outstanding single quinta wines. These, along with our "20 Years of Port" sets, make a great 20 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.
 
Italian: The Barolos and Barbarescos are very good and are reminiscent of the 95s in style and structure. 1999 was the third top vintage in a row in Tuscany. Despite the wet weather in most of Italy, the region remained hot and dry for most of the growing season, although there was intermittent rain during the harvest. Those who picked before the September rains have produced deeply coloured wines that are brimming with rich, ripe fruits.
 
Bordeaux: A very good vintage that produced low acidity, ripe wines which have matured quickly and are drinkable now. However, they should last for years to come. The weather during the growing and harvest season was excessively wet and hot and in earlier times could have been disastrous. However, those Chateau that adopted modern selection and processing techniques produced wines of good quality. Those that did not fared less well, a discrepancy reflected in the wide variation in quality across the region.
 

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20 Years of Tawny Port

Fonseca & Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Ports (2x75cl), both ports come in a double leather effect gift box with silk liner.

This gift comprises of two of the best 20 Year Old Tawny ports on the market. It offers a nice comparative tasting of a Fonseca vs. Burmester tawny, with both scoring above 90 points.

Fonseca 20 Year Old tawny
*** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in colour with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

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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Sandeman Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.
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Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny port, 1999

Tawny Port in Presentation box with 2 Taylor's Spieglau Glasses

The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour. It reveals an opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavours and has a long mellow finish.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During its long maturation it becomes tawny in colour and concentrated in its aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

Serving Suggestions:
It is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts.
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1999 Hermitage La Chapelle, 1999

P Jaboulet Ainee (includes leather effect gift box with silk liner- *Not the one illustrated)

This garnet 1999 La Chapelle gives off candied red berry and chocolate grilled aromas, enhanced by an evolving hint of truffle and fur. Its airy and concentrated palate develops red and dark berries, grilled hazelnut, spices, chocolate and Virginia tobacco notes. The 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle possesses a perfect acidity that brings a lingering finish with very delicate tannins. This is a superb vintage for a great Hermitage.

Legendary hill and history built up the mythical reputation of this Grand Cru. 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle is a Syrah single-grape wine of Paul Jaboulet-Aîné. This varietal is planted on poor and varied soils with a great diversity of the terroir, which is the origin of the complexity of this wine.
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1999 Nebbiolo D'alba

D'Alba, Patrizia (Includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with Silk Liner)

The 1999 Nebbiolo D'alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine.

Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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1999 Port Duo

2x75cl bottles of 1999 Sandeman Vau Vintage & Offley Colheita Port (presented in a double leather gift box)

This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 1999 port and shows the diversity of the port styles. It includes a vintage port and a barrel aged port, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated. One to drink and one to keep!

<1999 Sandeman Vau Vintage Port
Deep red, opaque and inky with intense, fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth it has rich plummy flavours with hints of strawberry supported by firm tannins giving a firm backbone and which will allow it to age superbly over several years. It is a superb match for desserts and mince pies.

1999 Offley Colheita Port
Elegant structure,
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20 Year Old Calem

Tawny Port (Comes in original Calem gift box as illustrated)

Cálem 20 Years Old has been aged in small oak casks for an average 20 Years. It has an orange-tawny colour with tinges of green- characteristic of ageing in wood. It has a complex bouquet of almonds and citrus and on tasting it is smooth, silky and light with lots of finesse. Ideal on its own or with patés, cream cheeses and fruit tarts.
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20 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)
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***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
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20 Year Old Offley

Tawny Port (Includes original thick Carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
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20 Year Old Ramos Pinto

Quinta Do Bom-Retiro Tawny Port (Half Litre, 50cl)

**93 Points- Wine Enthusiast, Jan. 2016**


Warm tawny red in colour with an amber hue corresponding to its advanced maturity. The nose is spirited and nervous, with an array of fruit and nut aromas: grapefruit, apricot, almond and hazelnut, spiced with cinnamon, caramel and cocoa and rich vanilla oak. Charming and velvety on the palate, the grace of the first contact is maintained by a complex sequence of ripe and dry fruit followed by a languorous finish.

Enjoy after a cosy dinner with mild cheese that won't overwhelm the finesse of the wine.It can flow together with coffee and conversation afterwards.
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Barbaresco, 1999

Fontanabianca

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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Barbaresco, 1999

Pio Cesare

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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Barbera d'Asti, 1999

Quorum - Hastae

Barbera 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, 1999

Contratto - Solus Ad

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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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Barros Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

The 20 year old Barros port is a true Portuguese tawny port with a fine, delicate nuttiness. The extended barrel maturation has produced a wine with complex flavours that show subtle 'fruitcake richness'.
It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.
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Burmester Port, 1999

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Includes gift tube as illustrated)

***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***

Tasting Note:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins. The aftertaste shows more of the wood ageing, giving sweet vanilla and nutty flavours.

Winemaking:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.


Food Pairing:
It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Cabernet Sauvignon (I), 1999

Bonzarone - Tenuta Bonzana

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Cabernet Sauvignon (I), 1999

New

La Gavina - Cecchi

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every wine-growing country in the world. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedar wood.
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Caramino, 1999

Fara, Dessilani Luigi & Figlio

The Caramino is a red wine originated from Fara in Northern Piedmont, Italy. This wine is made from a Nebbiolo blend with all the grapes being harvested in 1999.
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Chateau Batailley, 1999

Pauillac 5eme Cru Classe

The 1999 Chateau Batailley has turned out well, displaying a dark ruby/purple color, and aromas of minerals, black currants, and smoky new oak. In the mouth, it is a medium-weight, backward, well-delineated Pauillac with plenty of tannin, and a true vin de garde style.
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Chateau Cadet Bon, 1999

New

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Traditional-styled merlot dominated wine from St Emilion. Red fruit medium finish - good now but will not hold.
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Chateau Calon Segur, 1999

3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

This supple 1999 is an elegant, lighter-styled Calon-Segur, particularly when compared to the 2000. It exhibits an evolved color, sweet cherry and dusty berry fruit, and hints of dried herbs. It is a spicy, cherry-flavored effort with a style reminiscent of a Beaune premier cru. The blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc has resulted in a wine of elegance and finesse rather than one with a lot of stuffing and power.
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Chateau Carolous, 1999

Fronsac MAGNUM 1.5 Lt

Red currant color still holding on, with bricking around the edges. Nose has that old world charm with stewed dark fruit, musk, and earthy tones. Palate is tart cherry which is fading, acid showing strongly with black olive. Mouthfeel is very soft, tannins fully integrated. Medium/plus finish.
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Chateau de Fieuzal, 1999

Pessac-Leogan Cru Classe

Form the excellent 1999 Vintage, this de Fieuzal has olive, cedar, earth, charcoal, and smoky characteristics are present in this light to medium-bodied, attractive, soft, well-made 1999. It is captivating.
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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1999

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

** 91 Points - Robert Parker **

The deep purple-colored 1999 Ducru Beaucaillou, which represents 60% of the crop, offers aromas of crushed stones, raspberry liqueur, and black currants. This sweet, pure, and harmonious wine possesses elegance, finesse, and multiple nuances rather than power, concentration, and structure. This is Bordeaux at its finest.
*Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate 2002*
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