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Vintage Port 1989

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1989Very good32040

Declared brands that we know of are the following 40:

1989:A Pinto dos Santos
Aguila
Armada
Barros
Borges
Burmester
Cabraco
Calvares
Champalimaud
Cruz Porto
Dacosta
de Zellaer
Dom Joaquim
Feist
Hutcheson
Kopke
Magales
Martins
Messias
Miguels
Offley Boa Vista
Pedro Lopez
Porto Rocha
Prime's
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Fojo
Quinta do Infantado
Quinta do Marco
Quinta do Sagrado
Quinta do Vesuvio
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Silva Luz
Skeffington
Tower's
Vasconcellos
Vieira de Souza

HouseAguila
Comp. Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature, very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings26
BouquetCream candy, toffee, cherry, toasted aroma but not as attractive as we are used to find.Score range14.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but not as good as it used to be. Balanced port, easy to drink and like. Flavour of different toffees and torched sugar. Quite long and interesting finish. Drink and enjoy this port , it will not be better. This bottle was not on top.Average score15.61
Last tasted29th November 2018Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Dinner in Leverkusen, Germany.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseArmada
C. da Silva
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry blackberry and some liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and maybe peaking even if some very soft tannin still exist. Liquorice, toffee and mulberry in taste. Balanced and quite elegant with a nice and rather long finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy today.Average score
Last tasted12th December 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1989
ColourStill dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of blueberry and blackberry.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and good. Berry in flavour. Complex and fruity finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted3rd February 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1989
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Complex and rather delicious with a good finish.Average score14.63
Last tasted6th November 2006Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1989
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex blueberry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Good and still fruity in flavour. Mature but not old at all. A nice finish. Quite easy to drink and like.Average score14.79
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
2 bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCabraco
Comp. Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourStill quite deep but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetBlue berry, mint, liquorice and mulberry in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some very soft tannin. Quite sweet but balanced and also elegant with an attractive and nice finish.Average score15.17
Last tasted26th August 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1989
ColourRather pale but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBonbons, toffee, fudge, and candy in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.50
TasteMedium body Mature and peaking with toffee and crème caramel in taste. Quite sweet and elegant port. Easy to drink and enjoy but will not be better so drink up.Average score15.95
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalvares
Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourDark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather complex nose of blue berry and dried fruit.Score range
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but will develops more. An astonishing good port with good finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2002Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChampalimaudVintage1989
ColourYellow, mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetPharmacy, but complex with dark cherry, chocolate and cacao in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.25
TasteFull-bodied. Still some tannin but complex and some way left to go. Very impressive port with an attractive and long finish.Average score15.00
Last tasted17th December 2009Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1989
ColourStill astonishing blue but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings15
BouquetDark cherry, liquorice, toffee, burned candy and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mostly toffee, burned candy and liquorice in flavour. Rather mature but still some tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and tasty. Interesting finish with lots of liquorice. Quite astonishing port!Average score15.56
Last tasted7th June 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDacostaVintage1989
ColourVery bright amber in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetChristmas raisin, figs, dried fruit, cream candy and French plums in the nose.Score range15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better so drink and enjoy. Elegant and dried fruit in taste. Quite attractive finish but rather short. Easy port to appreciate.Average score
Last tasted22nd July 2016Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Housede ZellaerVintage1989
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLiquorice, viol and ginger in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and a light vintage port. Mature and easy to drink and like. Berry in flavour and a nice finish. Good.Average score
Last tasted21st May 2003Point this date14.50
CommentOn a trip to Vancouver in Canada.
TastersSAI
HouseDom Joaquim
Comp. Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetDry fruit, mulberry and dark cherry with some toffee in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Mulberry and dark cherry in flavour. Balanced but rather dry port. Nice and quite attractive finish. Will probably not be better so just enjoy it now!Average score15.51
Last tasted2nd October 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1989
ColourYellow mature but rather dark in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, cream candy and fudge in the noseScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but with some soft tannin still to balance the port. Toffee and fudge in taste. Balanced and quite complex with a long and attractive finish. Very good for the vintage year!Average score
Last tasted15th December 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMagales
Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetGenerous nose of dried fruit and raisin.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite sweet. Easy to like with a nice finish.Average score15.22
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMiguelsVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and spiciness but unfortunately a lot of volatile acidity also in the nose.Score range13.00 - 13.00
TasteMedium body. Quite unbalanced with volatile acidity but still sweet and maybe drinkable but not enjoyable. Hope next bottle will be better.Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date13.00
CommentAt home with the family and some wine friends.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Malmö, Sweden. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePrime
Messias
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetRaisin, dried fruit and some spiciness in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite tasty with raisin and dried fruit in flavour. The finish is quite acceptable but rather short. However, easy to drink and to like.Average score14.82
Last tasted19th May 2018Point this date15.50
CommentIn a wine-friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1989
ColourStill quite dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetMenthol, coffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteQuite full-bodied, sweet and elegant. Not quite mature yet. A balanced port, lovely to drink and an attractive finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Fojo
Churchill
Vintage1989
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body but quite tasty. A caramel touch in flavour. Quite interesting Good fruit in finish but will not be a long runner.Average score
Last tasted29th January 1998Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da Foz
Calem
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and ether in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with volatile acidity in taste. Drinkable but not so enjoyable at all with to much volatile acidity in the finish..Average score
Last tasted24th January 2015Point this date14.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced acidity and short finish. Not good.Average score14.00
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date14.00
CommentAt home with the family.
Both bottles have not been good at all.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage1989
ColourLovely yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetCoffee, dried fruit, ginger and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.25
TasteMature and peaking port. Medium body. Burned sugar and ginger in flavour. Elegant and with a nice finish. Drink up!Average score14.94
Last tasted4th May 2013Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect bottle.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToasted aroma with chestnuts, fudge, candy, chocolate and toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking with chocolate in taste. Balanced and rather complex but will not be better. Very good and attractive finish. Enjoy it now!Average score16.00
Last tasted5th March 2015Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRocha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDried fruit, French plums, mint and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and may be a little old. No fruit left. Dry. Easy to drink. A modern vintage port but maybe a little short finish.Average score15.23
Last tasted12th October 2014Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilva-Luz
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body: Mature and at its peak. Flavour of old grocery shop. Balanced and elegant with a lovely finish. Very good indeed.Average score15.13
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTower’s
Messias
Vintage1989
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLittle unclean bouquet but pharmacy and old hospital are dominating.Score range14.75 - 14.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but a little alcoholic and unbalanced with some volatile acidity but enjoyable anyhow with a nice and quiet long finish.Average score
Last tasted15th December 2014Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage1989
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature and beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant and attractive bouquet with spiciness and herbs especially basilica and thyme in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balance and quite complex with thyme and basilica in taste. A lovely port to drink today. Drink up. We do not think it will be better. The finish is quite delicious and attractive.Average score
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date16.00
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Cockburn 1967
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 1985
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Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
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Pocas Jr 1970
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Portal 1999
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Quarles Harris 1977
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