Wine and Port

1989 Wine and Port

1990 Wine Vintage Report

1990 Vintage Port :

The 1990 Port vintage produced abundant quantities of good quality port wine. Generally produced as Single Qunitas and outstanding Colheita Port. Paul Symington writes "The Douro 1990 Vintage can be summed up in just four words – production, enormous – quality, excellent. The 1990 Vintage has probably favoured not so much the very early starting quintas, but those whose grapes were picked from the third week of September onwards; however, overall quality promises to be good to excellent." 29 October 1990.

1990 Italian :

1990 was a spectacular vintage for Italy, one of the best in modern times. Most producers made very good wines at all levels. The wines are drinking well but will continue to develop with good cellaring.

1990 Bordeaux :

1990 Wine Vintage was the third year in a row of excellent Bordeaux vintages. The hot, dry sunny year ensured that, like many of the great vintages, 1990 produced rich wines from across the Bordeaux region. Many of the red wines from this vintage have a roasted or baked quality derived from the hot sun ripening the grapes. The vintage is characterised by having a tannic quality coupled with low acidity. Most of the quality wines from this vintage are still at the peak of their maturity, making them great 30 year old wine gifts for a birthday or anniversary.

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1990 Chateau Guiraud

This is a classic Sauternes with a great deal of sweetness, plenty of ripeness, and obvious aromas of toasty, smoky new oak. The wine exhibits finesse
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1990 Chateau Haut Brion

The only non-Médoc estate to be included in the famous 1855 classification, Château Haut-Brion’s viticultural history can be traced back further than its Médoc first growth counterparts.
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1990 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

The 1990 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey offers a compelling, flowery, honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky creme brulee.
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1990 Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Far less evolved than the 1989 and still youthful in colour. A rich ripe nose is followed by a dense, well endowed palate packed with black fruits, minerals and toasty oak.
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1990 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

Scintillating nose; absolutely gorgeous aromas of vanilla-smothered berries, violet, and a fine, earthy, truffly quality with hints of cedar, coffee and spice.
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1990 Cabernet

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dao and Frei Joao in Bairrada.
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1990 Chateau Leoville Barton

1990 Chateau Leoville Barton Reviews

93+ pts Robert Parker
93pts Wine Spectator
18/20 Jancis Robinson
19/20 Vinum

Very, very rich and velvety.
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1990 Chateau Palmer

Dark plum/garnet with a sweet and generous bouquet of baked fruit, spice box, candied citrus fruits and sweet liquorice intermixed with some chocolate
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1990 Chateau Yquem

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

Meticulously made with incredible power, texture, complexity and ageing potential The 1989 is a powerful, intense, rich wine;
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