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 30 year old wine gift for a 30th birthday or anniversary.

20 products found.

1989 Barros Vintage Port, 1989

Vintage Port in Barros branded box
Special Offer | Was £99 | Now 59.95

An excellent port from the 1989 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.

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. Its brand positioning in the market has granted strong recognition, especially in Colheitas, a Port Wine category in which Barros is regularly awarded.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 71 in Stock

1989 Messias Vintage Port WIne

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Includes leather effect gift box
Exclusive to VWP

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: £69.00
Stock: 30 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1989

30 Year Old Tawny Port

Announcing the arrival of Palmer 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.

STORAGE
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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Price: £54.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

1989 Palmer Port

Single Harvest White Tawny Port
50cl

Announcing the arrival of Palmer 1989 White Colheita Port - exclusive to VWP. This port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1989 harvest until it was bottled this year.

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: £44.95
Stock: 37 in Stock

Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set

A Taylor's 20 Year Old and 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a Taylor's gift box with two glasses.

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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Price: £79.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's 30 Years of Port Gift Set, 1989

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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Price: £79.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

30 Year Old Graham's

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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Price: £69.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

30 Year Old Offley

Tawny Port ( Comes in Offley thick carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes
Amber in colour, with appealing greenish hints. Its bouquet is very intense and complex, with notes of caramel, mocha, nuts and tobacco leaf. This is a very well-balanced and unctuous wine that shows a delicate structure and sublime finish.

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 25 and 40 years.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Barros Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port

The 30 year old Barros port is an absolute delight. It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. As a port it is surprisingly light considering its age in that it doesn’t have a heaviness to it. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.

75cl
20% ABV
Bottled 2014/15
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Burmester Port

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a branded wooden case

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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Price: £69.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port

30 Year Old Tawny

This 30 years old Port is made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and other traditional grapes from the Douro region.

The wine has a very soft texture with intense complexity and aromas of nuts, raisins and figs. Flavours of toasted coconut and caramel on the finish

It is a delicious dessert wine and is the perfect finish to any meal or to accompany sweet desserts, mince pies, cakes, milk chocolates, walnuts, nuts, crème brûlée, Roquefort and as digestive with cigars.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1989

White Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 17 in Stock

Fonseca 30 Years of Tawny Port Gift

30 Years of Tawny Port (A 75cl 20 Year Old Tawny and a 50cl 10 Year Old Tawny, presented in a Double dark mocha leather effect gift box.)

A wonderful 30th Birthday or Anniversary Gift.

Fonseca 20 Year tawny port (75cl):
*94 Points*- Wine Spectator.
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color 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.

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port (50cl): Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny is russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Kopke Port

30 Year Old Tawny Port - 75cl (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.

Tasting Notes:
Soft, rich but not unctuous. Lovely balance of dried apricots & nutty complexity. Good poise with an attractive nose, great age and perfect balance. Perhaps the finest 30 year old we ever tasted - layers of caramel, penuche and butterscotch -an extremely refined blend.
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Price: £69.95
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.

Review:
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: £69.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Martinez Gassiot, 1989

Crusted Port- Bottled by Martinez Gassiot in 1989
Special Offer | was £89 | Now £65

Martinez Gassiot Crusted port is a blend of excellent young ports from two or three harvests, bottled without any fining or filtration in 1989. This Port was then aged in bottle in the cellars in Portugal for three years before being offered for sale. Crusted Port derives its name from the fact, that exactly like Vintage Port it will throw a “crust” or natural deposit with bottle age.
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Price: £65.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Messias Port, 1989

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Exclusive to VWP
Special Offer Was £85 | Now £65

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: £65.00
Stock: 32 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 1989

30 Year Old White Tawny port

*** 93 pts Robert Parker ***

This 40 Year Old tawny port from Quevedo... is now golden in color, this intense wine is very fine indeed. Acidity, concentration and wood from the long aging all come together to give a Port that is dry while very rich, with just a hint of orange marmalade flavor.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 17 in Stock

Taylor's 30 Year Old Tawny Port - Half bottle

Tawny Port (Half Bottle 37.5 cl)

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 ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age 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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Price: £42.95
Stock: 29 in Stock