Wine and Port

1998 Wine and Port

1998 Wine Vintage Report

1998 Vintage Port :

A port wine from 1998 would make an excellent 23 year old wine gift for a 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.

1998 Italian :

Another very good year for Tuscany and Piedmont, although some Tuscan producers suffered from poor picking timing during the October rains. Those that picked before or after were rewarded with long living wines but to be sure, we would recommend picking a Barolo or Barbaresco from Piedmont. The wines are classics and will drink well now or keep for years to come.

1998 Bordeaux :

This year favoured the merlot grape, leading to a glorious vintage in Pomerol and St Emilion. This is undoubtedly the greatest vintage for Merlot-dominated wines since 1990, and the quality of the St-Emilions and Pomerols is outstanding being powerful and tannic. The Médoc wines were initially underrated, but properties with the finest terroirs have produced some excellent high-quality wines that are now showing tremendous promise.

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1998 Cabernet Sauvignon (I)

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir.
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1998 Chateau Beausite

The 1998 Beau-site has notes of wood, leather, cedar, lead, blackcurrant. Grippy tannins and good acidity. Fully mature - drink now.

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1998 Chateau Caronne St Gemme

Taken up by Emilie Borie in 1900, this superb Médoc property soon began to produce wines coveted for their power and character. Three generations down the line and it's François and Jean Nony who take care of Château Caronne Sainte-Gemme.
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1998 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

*** 89 Points - Parker ***

Reviews "This dense ruby/purple-colored blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot has filled out nicely during its upbringing in wood.
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1998 Chateau Gruaud Larose

The 1998 Gruaud Larose appears to be a potential sleeper of the vintage, and may merit an outstanding score. It is a powerful, bulky style of Gruaud-L
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1998 Chateau la Tour de By

From the good 1998 vintage, the Chateau La Tour de By has a slightly diffuse, tobacco scented nose followed by a palate of moderate concentration with cedar and tobacco.
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1998 Chateau Langoa Barton

90-92 Points Wine Journal

"A great Langoa - nose slowly opening up. Dark black fruits with masses of pencil-lead aromas. Good depth with structured inky black fruits.
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1998 Chateau Latour

Many regard Latour as the greatest of Bordeaux's Premier Crus. The 1998 Chateau Latour is a refined, elegant offering with a dark ruby colour, sweet cassis fruit, attractive fat, surprisingly soft tannin, and a good finish.
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1998 Chateau Quinault l'Enclos

The 1998 still reveals an unmistakable similarity to the famed Pomerol, Lafleur. Kirsch liqueur, spice, and mineral notes are the hallmarks of this wine, which combines breed, power, and elegance.
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