Wine and Port

The 1998 Vintage

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When looking for that perfect 1998 Wine and Port we can provide advice to ensure that the Wine and Port you select from 1998 is the very best vintage Wine and Port for your needs.

You can browse our selection of 1998 Wine and Ports at our site 1998 wine, or take a look at our description here of the 1998 vintage to learn about the Wine and Port characteristics from 1998's season. Also check out our selection of 1998's highly recommended Wine and Ports from our online vintage Wine and Port portfolio.

Our 1998 Wine and Ports can be delivered direct anywhere in the UK. For a small additional charge, the Wine and Port can be packaged in a beautiful, silk-lined wooden presentation box with tasting notes and a personalised message.

About the 1998 vintage

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 M├ędoc wines were initially underrated, but properties with the finest terroirs have produced some excellent high-quality wines that are now showing tremendous promise.