1998 Port Vintage Report

A port wine from 1998 would make an excellent 21 year old wine gift, for a 21st birthday or anniversary. This year was not generally declared as a vintage, however a small crop produced some good and powerful Single Quinta Vintage Ports. Colheitas or Single Harvest Ports such as Kopke or Barros would make an excellent alternative for port lovers and newcomers alike.

9 products found.

1998 Barros Port, 1998

Colheita Port
Presented in original Barros Box

***97/100- Great Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards***
***93 Points- Wine Spectator***

Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheitas has established them as a multi-awarded, stand out producer of this style.

Review:
Amber colour with a bouquet reminiscent of dried fruits and spice. Soft and velvety on the palate with a lingering finish.
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Price: £38.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

1998 Taylor's

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, HALF BOTTLE (37.5cl)
Presented in a Leather-Effect Box with Silk Liner

***90 Points- Aggregated Critic Score***

The elegant and finely constituted wines of Vargellas are remarkable for their complex fruit, their distinctive scented quality and their well integrated sinewy tannins. These are most clearly discernible in the Quinta de Vargellas single estate Vintage Ports with their hallmark fragrance. Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest ports since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world.

Producer's tasting note:
Lovely aromatic perfumed quality.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1998

Colheita Port

History and exclusivity are two of the words that best describe Kopke, a brand synonymous with prestige. Kopke existed even before there was a demarcated Region of the Douro. Established in 1638, the oldest Port wine house built an impeccable reputation based on the highest quality. A leader in the production of Port Tawny Colheita wines, including white port, Kopke has a remarkable and highly awarded range of special category Ports.

Presented in the port house's unmistakable and unique hand-painted bottle, this 1998 Kopke Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1998

Colheita Port.

With an attractive red-tawny hue, typical of barrel aged wine, 1998 Offley colheita port wine has a delicate aroma reminiscent of ripe red fruit and enhanced by nutty notes that provide it with an added complexity. In the mouth, there is a fine balance between soft tannins and natural sweetness which combine harmoniously towards an elegant and fine finish.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1998

Colheita Port (CASE of 6x75cl bottles)

Brick-red in colour with a complex nose exhibiting spicy notes of black pepper and cinnamon. Mature tobacco aromas mingle with spicy oak, underpinned by a concentrated core of stewed black fruits and dried fruits. The palate is full-bodied with perfectly balanced acidity. Spice and roasted nut flavours complement the intense savoury-sweetness on the elegant finish. This impressive Colheita perfectly combines maturity and vibrancy.
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Price: £220.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1998

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Pure aromatic nose is really fresh with lovely definition and great purity of sweet blackberry and raspberry fruit. The palate is fresh and supple with lovely pure summer pudding fruit and some nice spicy structure. Nicely defined.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 66 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1998

Vintage Port (MAGNUM)

Tasting Note:

The Quinta do Vesuvio 1998 remains slightly muted on the nose with notes of small black cherries smoke and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins the fruits having mellowed over the last few years less high-toned with attractive black olive notes inflecting the glossy black fruits. The finish is still a little broody with a smudge of alcohol denying it delineation. Drink now-2025. Tasted October 2011. Source: eRobertParker.com

Rating: 87 RP Reviewed by Neal Martin Date: February 2012




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Price: £195.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1998

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

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: £59.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port

Quinta Do Panascal Vintage Port (Single bottle 75cl)

***90 Points- Aggregated Critic Score***
***16/20- Richard Mayson***

The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir. These wines are approachable at an earlier stage but still offering the exceptional structure to lay down and enjoy a delicious vintage port for years to come.


Reviews:
Restrained on the nose, with licorice-like richness beneath; opulent, broad and sweet with fresh berry fruit and a touch of dark chocolate and spicy, peppery tannins on the finish.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: Out of Stock