Wine and Port

1998 Wine and Port

1998 Wine Vintage Report

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, pick a Barolo or Barbaresco from Piedmont. The wines are classics and will drink well now or keep for another 10 years or more.

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 M├ędoc 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. Colheitas or Single Harvest Ports such as Kopke or Barros would make an excellent alternative for port lovers.

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1998 Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the
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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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1998 Chateau Tour St Bonnet

reliable cru bourgeois estate consistently produces some of the most reliable winesin its class. The 1998 is a dark purple-colored wine with powerful, ripe, earthy, blackcurrant aromas.
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1998 Chianti

Great chianti. Drinking very nicely now. Lovely medium garnet, bricking slightly at edges. Cherry, Strawberry, saddle leather on nose, with slight musk, forest floor.
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1998 Chianti

The "Castello di Brolio" expresses the refined elegance that only the specific terroir of Brolio could produce. It is the "great wine" achieved by sel
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1998 Marquise de Lassime

Deep ruby red, with just browner tinges on the edges. Mushroom nose, followed by blackcurrant on the palate, with hints of vanilla and oak on the finish.
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1998 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

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 medi
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