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.

6 products found.

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: 18 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: £46.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1998


Silval Vintage Port
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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: 48 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1998

Quinta Madalena Vintage Port (Comes in individual wooden box as illustrated).

The 1998 Smith Woodhouse Madalena is a rich, opulent style of Single Vineyard Vintage Port with lots of forward, ripe fruits and an intense, long palate.
There are intense flavors of blackberry jam, sour cherry marmalade, some overripe blackcurrant, a little bit of spicy bitterness and a hint of graphite. The acidity is well in balance with the body and the tannins seem to be getting pretty much resolved and smooth at this point. The finish is quite firm and noticeably drier than the mid-palate with long and rather savory flavors of peppery spice, graphite, some crunchy dark berries and a touch of ripe plums.
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Price: £32.95
Stock: 7 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
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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: Out of Stock