1989 Port Vintage Report

1989 was not a general declaration of Vintage for Ports. However this was a good year that produced some attractive, full bodied single quinta wines with plenty of appeal. A Port like our 1989 Messias Vintage Port , recommended by our wine buyer, makes an excellent 31 year old wine gift for a 31st birthday or anniversary.

8 products found.

1989 Barros Vintage Port, 1989


Vintage Port in Barros box
Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £69

The Barros 1989 Vintage Port is an outstanding port from the very good 1989 port vintage. This dark ruby coloured vintage port from Barros is rich, ripe and dense with the key theme being sweet, ripe, vibrant blackberry and black cherry fruit, showing a silky texture and some lushness of fruit. Reveals an intense aroma with notes of wild berries. It has soft tannins and a long finish, with superb balance. 91/100 VWP

Barros is an outstanding brand in the Port Wine History, since its foundation in 1913. Following a solid and successful path, confirmed by several prizes and as result of an energetic trade policy.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 41 in Stock

1989 Palmer Port


Single Harvest White Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £69

1989 White Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare white port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1989 harvest until it was bottled this year. White ports are a true rarity and this 30 year old is an outstanding example.

Tasting Notes: The 1989 palmer has a golden amber colour. On the nose it has a very fine, elegant aroma of honey, and peach infused with a spicy redolence of citrus peel and cinnamon. There are layers of complexity here with mint and a touch of walnut. The palate is perfectly balanced with a fresh acidity and sweetness. It has an amazing rich mellow flavour and an elegant citrus finish that lasts for minutes.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 32 in Stock

1989 Burmester Port, 1989

Colheita Port
In Burmester gift tube.

*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

"The 1989 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 103.6 grams per liter of residual sugar. Fresh and balanced, with a feeling of liveliness, this is more about restraint and elegance than mid-palate weight, but it shows fine concentration of flavor on the finish and delivers more than adequate mid-palate concentration as well. It also has more power than anticipated on first taste. Tightening fast as it warms, its fresh feel if laced with just a touch of Whiskey that provides the perfect counterweight to the tension on the finish and fine flavors.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1989

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Intense amber-tawny colour. Presents a complex and wonderfully elegant bouquet, standing-out the dried fruits, the vanilla and the involving roasting nuances. In the mouth it is dense and large, but at the same time, it is soft and delicate. Reveals a strong complexity and an amazing balance.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1989

Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Kopke VP. This is one of those noses where you can keep going back and finding things you think it smells like. I really like that. A bit punchy initially with it's alcohol, the finish is where this wine really shines. Starts off as fresh popcorn, turning hazelnuts and honey, then granola and brown sugar..... off into a 40-second long finish with various evolution in which I am sure different people would find different things. Truly delicious. This wine is very, very good. I love it when a wine forces you to think about it, and this does just that. Captivating, complex, intense and delicious.
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Price: £129.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias Port, 1989


Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Special Offer Was £99 | Now £79

Exclusive to VWP, The 1989 Quinta do Cachao from the very good 1989 vintage has an outstanding provenance. VWP have taken these bottles directly from Messias' cellars in Oporto where they have been stored since original bottling.

This is the 1989 Vintage Port from Caves Messias, owners of the Quinta do Cachao vineyard located in a prime position in the heart of the Douro valley. Decanted for 4 hours to allow the port to come into balance, it has a deep mahogany core with a lighter edge. The port is beautifully matured with lovely developed complex aromas of wild fruits, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1989

Quinta Da Cavadinha Vintage Port

Brick-red core, broad amber rim; fine, perfumed, nicely evolved floral, esteva (gum cistus) aromas, open but possibly with a bit more to give; soft, sweet, and fully mature, with beautifully balanced cherry fruit. For me, the best of the '79.
*Richard Mayson- World of Fine Wine (magazine)-Tasted 2012*

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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cruz Port, 1989

Vintage Port

This vintage is a rare Port coming from an exceptional quality single harvest. Bottled after a two years ageing in oak casks, this Vintage develops its subtle fruity bouquet.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: Out of Stock