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Vintage Port 1998

VintageRatingBroad-
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SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1998Good32932

Declared brands that we know of are the following 32:

1998:Armada
Barros
Burmester
Cruz Porto
Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Insígnia
Kopke
Madalena
Quinta da Agua Alta
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Eira Velha
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de Baldias
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta de Ventozelo
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Canais
Quinta dos Malvedos
Real Companhia Velha
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Silval
Vista Alegre

HouseBarrosVintage1998
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery closed but some berry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite hard to swallow. Will of course develop but has an attractive finish. Will be nice to follow indeed.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1998
ColourStill very dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings9
BouquetLiquorice, cinnamon, ginger, candy and toffee but also some dark berry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Elegant and complex with dark berry, toffee and candy in flavour. Rather mature and elegant but with still some soft tannin. Sweet. Will be better but is now very attractive with a quite long and rather complex finish.Average score16.07
Last tasted27th July 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1998
ColourStill rather dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetRoses, raisin, figs, but also some roasted coffee beans, burned sugar and tobacco in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteRather full-bodied and mature but still with soft, elegant tannins and will probably be better. Flavour of spring flowers, roses, but also some herbs and roasted coffee. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced port with a rather complex and attractive finish.Average score16.23
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in the rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely fruit notes of red berries, also liquorice, dark chocolate, toffee, ginger bread and cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body with some very soft tannin. Balanced and is probably peaking. Easy to drink and very enjoyable today. Liquorice and ginger bread in the taste. Sweet with a quite nice and attractive finish.Average score15.87
Last tasted12th February 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1998
ColourRather dark but amber, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, black berry, mulberry but also a hint of uncleaned vat which is disturbing in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Dark berry and cinnamon in taste and the unclean vat is not so disturbing in taste so quite enjoyable port anyhow. A quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted5th December 2015Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, sweet liquorice, some ginger and spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will probably improve. Elegant, quite sweet but balance port with toffee, sweet liquorice, cream candy and butterscotch in taste. Easy to drink and love with an attractive finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1998
ColourYellow, mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDried fruit, coffee, cacao, crème caramel, Christmas spiciness and some mint in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and now almost peaking. Elegant and quite complex. Cacao, crème caramel and some spiciness in flavour. An attractive and rather complex finish. Easy to drink and enjoy!Average score16.05
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage1998
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berry in the noseScore range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Fruit in flavour. Not so much tannins as expected. Quite modern port. Nice but a bit short finish. No long runner.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date14.50
CommentAt a trip to Porto and Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est.1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta de Agua Alta
Churchill
Vintage1998
ColourVery dark, nearly black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack cherry and mulberry in the nose. Still quite juicy.
TasteImmature. Lots of tannin and full-bodied. Hard to swallow and to appreciate. Exciting finish. Will be nice to follow.
Last tasted25th November 2002Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt home with the family.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage1998
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex nose of cherry and old grocery shop.Score range14.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Fruity. Still immature and some soft tannin. Balanced and easy to drink and like. Attractive finish.Average score15.00
Last tasted7th November 2005Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1998
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings9
BouquetMulberry, violet, cacao, chocolate, toffee and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking but will probably be better. Balanced and quite elegant with violet, toffee and some cacao in taste. Quite complex with a nice finish.Average score15.64
Last tasted17th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de VentezeloVintage1998
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry and still fruit in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Light and immature with some soft tannins. Fruity in flavour and a nice finish.Average score15.08
Last tasted7th November 2005Point this date14.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1998
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely generous nose of coffee, tea and old grocery shop.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteRather full bodied but quite mature. Coffee and tea in flavour. Elegant and delicious finishAverage score
Last tasted7th November 2011Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1998
ColourStill dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, berry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteQuite full-bodied. Nice tannins and loaded with fruit. Very good to drink and a lovely promising finish. Very interesting indeed.Average score
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature quite beautiful edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao and a hint of dark chocolate, mint, cream candy, dark berry and old grocery shop in the noseScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will probably be better but is almost mature. Balanced and quite elegant with cacao, mint, cream candy and dark berry in taste and with a lovely finishAverage score
Last tasted20th January 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage1998
ColourStill quite black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetNutty and caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Nutty flavour and a promising and long finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.40
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow
Vintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour..Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, fudge, dried fruit and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and a little dry with mature fruit and some spiciness in taste. Complex and with a quite attractive finish. Easy to drink, like and enjoy!Average score16.13
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1998
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNot an attractive nose. Defect bottle?Score range13.40 - 13.40
TasteMedium body. Easy to swallow and quite mature. Some tannin. Rather short finish. Better luck with the next bottle I hope.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date13.40
CommentAt a trip to Porto and Douro, Portugal with the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
*This bottle has a defect nose and not attractive to swallow.
TastersSAI
HouseRozesVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark blue but with a hint of mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCacao, toffee, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft and elegant tannin. Easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao and chocolate in taste. Complex and quite balanced with a nice and rather nice finish.Average score15.49
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSao Pedro das AguiasVintage1998
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLovely bouquet of mint, ginger, fudge and herbs in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some very soft tannin. Liquorice, herbs and cream candy in flavour. Balanced and quite complex with an elegant and rather attractive finish. This is a modern port with lovely colour and attractive nose but quite mature and easy to like and drink.Average score15.36
Last tasted27th July 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilval
Quinta do Noval
Vintage1998
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry and black currant but also candy, cream candy, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some soft tannin and will perhaps be a little better, but very attractive today. Complex and quite balanced with cream candy and toffee in taste. Modern style of port and quite sweet but with a dry and very long and attractive finish. Very easy to drink and like this port.Average score
Last tasted6th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1998
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Aggressive and very hard to swallow. Nice finish. Will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted5th November 2001Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Brizard Roma
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1978
Offley Boa Vista 1963
5th November
Alves de Sousa 2015
Barros 2016
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2016
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2007
Borges & Irmao 2015
Bulas 2015
Bulas 2016
Butler-Nephew 2003
Churchill 2016
Cottas 2013
Dona Otilia 2016
Dow 2016
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 2000
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2000
Kopke 2016
Lacrau 2015
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Niepoort 2000
Niepoort 2015
Palmer 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2005
Quinta do Infantado 2003
Quinta do Infantado 2004
Quinta do Infantado 2015
Quinta da Oliveirinha 2016
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2009
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2005
Quinta de la Rosa 2014
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1998
Real Velha 2003
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2007
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Quinta do Vau
Sandeman 1988
Vau
Sandeman 1999
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016
van Zellers 2012

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