Wine and Port

1998 Wine and Port

1998 Wine Vintage Report

1998 Bordeaux :

1998 wine: This year favoured the merlot grape leading to a glorious vintage in Pomerol and St Emillion. 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 under-rated, but properties with the finest terroirs have produced some excellent high-quality wines that are now showing tremendous promise.

1998 Vintage Port :

1998 port: Not generally declared as a vintage. A small crop produced some good and powerful Quinta Vintage Ports.

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1998 1998 Fonseca Vintage Port

A Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port is produced only when a general Fonseca declaration is not made, as this wine forms the backbone of a Fonseca Vintage Port blend.
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1998 Kopke Port

Garnet color, with a bright nose of pomegranate, strawberries and cherries. Cherry-vanilla flavour that lingers in the finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel.
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1998 Barolo

Barolo Riserva Vigna Cappella di S. Stefano impresses for its textural elegance and inner perfume. Early signs of tertiary development are evident in the bouquet, although the fruit remains notably fresh and vibrant.
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1998 Barolo

This estate owns some of the finest vineyards in the region. The 1998 Barolo offers up dark red fruit, earthiness, tobacco, spices, leather and mocha, with lovely depth for an entry-level bottling.
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1998 Barolo

Aromas and flavours of mascerated cherries, cinnamon stick and white truffles. Touch of tar and damp earth. This wine is still deep, rich, medium plus bodied, and probably holding back.
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1998 Barons de Rothschld (Lafite) Reserve Speciale

Barons de Rothschild Lafite Réserve Spéciale comes to you from the same team responsible for Château Lafite Rothschild itself, a name "synonymous with wealth, prestige, history, respect and remarkable wines" (Robert Parker).
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1998 Chateau de Fieuzal

*** WIne Journal 88-89 Points (Excellent) ***

"Another fine Pessac wine. Cherries and violets on the nose. Good balance and fine acidity. Dried leaves with a dash of white pepper.
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1998 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

** 91 Points - Robert Parker **

Reviews"A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants.
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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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