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Vintage Port 1989

VintageRatingBroad-
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SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1989Very good32042

Declared brands that we know of are the following 42:

1989:A Pinto dos Santos
Aguila
Armada
Barros
Borges
Burmester
Cabraco
Calem
Calvares
Champalimaud
Cruz Porto
Dacosta
de Zellaer
Dom Joaquim
Feist
Ferreira
Hutcheson
Kopke
Magales
Martins
Maynard
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 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 but still very dark in colour.Number of tastings28
BouquetCream candy, toffee, cherry, toasted aroma and some coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced port, easy to drink and like. Flavour of different toffees and torched sugar. Quite long and interesting finish. Drink and enjoy this port because it will not be better.Average score15.62
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseArmada
C. da Silva
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry blackberry and some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and maybe peaking even if some very soft tannin still exists. 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 score15.75
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1989
ColourStill dark in colour but with a yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely nose of butterscotch, toffee, raisin and dark chocolate.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking but still with some elegant tannins and will be better. Quite dry but coffee, chocolate and butterscotch in taste. Balance and complex with a very elegant and attractive finish. Easy to drink and like. Just drink it and enjoy it!Average score16.75
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
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 November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*3 bottles have been defect, including the last one. The tasting notes is from 27 July 2009

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCabraco
Comp. Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourQuite beautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetFudge, mint, liquorice and some spiciness in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking still with some delicate tannins but will not be better. Quite sweet with mint, liquorice and spiciness in taste. Balanced and also elegant with an attractive and nice finish.Average score15.23
Last tasted1st May 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family This vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%.
For points and ranking see Great Tastings.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1989
ColourVery mature yellow in colour almost a hint of tawny. Very beautiful indeed.Number of tastings3
BouquetSweetmeats, toffee, cacao, some chocolate and candy in the noseScore range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body Mature and peaking with toffee and crème caramel, candy and sweetmeats in taste. Quite sweet and elegant port. Easy to drink and enjoy with a quite nice finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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 dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark almost ruby with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetFudge and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with fudge, toffee and maybe some chocolate in taste with an attractive finish. An astonishing good port.Average score16.08
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChampalimaudVintage1989
ColourYellow, mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings4
BouquetLovely bouquet with crème caramel, chocolate, figs and some cacao in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature but still some tannins and will develop more and be better. Creme caramel, butterscotch and old grocery shop in taste. Very impressive port with an attractive finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1989
ColourYellow mature, very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings16
BouquetToffee, liquorice, fudge, burned candy and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mostly toffee, burned candy and liquorice in flavour. Mature and peaking. Balanced and tasty but quite sweet. Interesting finish with lots of liquorice. Quite astonishing port!Average score15.59
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDacostaVintage1989
ColourVery bright amber in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetChristmas raisin, figs, dried fruit and French plums in the nose.Score range15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better so drink and enjoy. Elegant and balanced. Raisin, figs and dried fruit in taste. Quite attractive and rather long finish. Easy port to appreciate.Average score15.42
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
ColourYellow mature in rim but still very dark.Number of tastings9
BouquetDry fruit, dark berries, cacao and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some soft and quite elegant tannins. Dried fruit, dark berries and dark cherry in flavour. Balanced but rather dry port. Nice and quite attractive finish. Easy to drink and enjoy.Average score15.65
Last tasted16th October 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseF. MartinsVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but very easy to drink an enjoy today. Cacao in taste and with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1989
ColourYellow mature but rather dark in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, figs, cream candy and fudge in the noseScore range16.40 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balance and very elegant and tasty. Toffee, butterscotch, and fudge and much more in the mouth. Sweet but very complex port with a long, seductive and attractive finish. Very good for the vintage year!Average score16.45
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, some toffee, candy and violet in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but balanced and very tasty. Toffee and candy in taste and the finish is quite seductive but maybe a little short but quite intensive indeed.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMagales
Comp. Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira
Vintage1989
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetButterscotch, toffee and some spiciness in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite sweet. Easy to like and to drink with a nice finish.Average score15.29
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage1989
ColourStill very dark, almost ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, butterscotch and candy in taste.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and easy to drink. Will not be better. Toffee and butterscotch in taste. Rather intensive and attractive quite sweet finish.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HousePedro LopezVintage1989
ColourBright, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetZest of orange and mature tropical fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but will not be better. Balanced and easy to drink and like with tropical fruit in taste. The finish is quite nice. Drink up!Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePrime
Messias
Vintage1989
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetRaisin, dried fruit, eucalyptus, menthol and some spiciness in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.40
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 score14.84
Last tasted11th September 2020Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMenthol, coffee, cacao, dried fruit and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteQuite full-bodied, sweet and elegant. Mature but with some very elegant and attractive tannins and will probably develop more. A balanced port, lovely to drink today. Coffee, cacao and old grocery shop dominate the taste and the finish is very long and attractive.Average score15.93
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
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 Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1989
ColourBeautiful, very yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, cacao, toffee and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some very attractive tannins and will maybe better? Balanced with candy, toffee and cacao in taste. The finish is quite nice, long and expressive.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetPharmacy, burned sugar and butterscotch in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with a little unbalanced acidity but quite drinkable. Burned sugar in taste and an acceptable, light finish Not quite convincing.Average score14.50
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
Two of the bottles have not been good at all.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1989
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweetmeats, toffee butterscotch and some fudge in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but with some very elegant tannins and will probably be better. Elegant and very tasty with toffee and butterscotch in the mouth. Lovely port and very easy to drink and enjoy with an intensive and long finish.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Fojo
Churchill
Vintage1989
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body but quite tasty. A caramel touch in flavour. Quite interesting. Good fruit in finish but will not be a long runner.Average score14.50
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was corked. Tasting notes from 29 January 1998.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage1989
ColourLovely yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetCoffee, dried fruit, ginger and butterscotch in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking port but with some elegant tannins and will perhaps be a little better. Butterscotch and ginger in flavour. Elegant and with a nice but maybe short finish.Average score15.05
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect bottle.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HouseRochaVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDried fruit, French plums, Christmas spiciness, and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but no fruit left. Dried fruit, French plums and spiciness in taste. Easy to drink. A modern vintage port with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.37
Last tasted28th November 2019Point this date15.90
CommentAt a dinner in Leverkusen, Germany.
This vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilva-Luz
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, cacao, some spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose. Quite generous bouquet.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some elegant tannins. Flavour of toffee, some spiciness and old grocery shop. Balanced and elegant with a lovely and quite intensive finish. Very good indeed.Average score15.23
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
ColourYellow mature and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
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 but maybe a little short.Average score16.00
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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