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Vintage Port 1998

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1998Good32934

Declared brands that we know of are the following 34:

1998:Armada
Barros
Burmester
Caves Santa Marta
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 Terra Feita
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
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, dark chocolate, cacao, roasted coffee and some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Almost mature and still tannins some very round and elegant tannins. Will probably be better. Balanced and very tasty with walnuts, toffee, cacao and much more in taste. The finish is very attractive and long. An impressive port indeed.Average score15.83
Last tasted21st November 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1998
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings16
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, chocolate, cacao, some coffee beans and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking and will probably not be much better. Balance, sweet, tasty and quite complex with toffee, cream candy, cacao and some chocolate in the mouth and with a quite attractive and lovely finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score15.95
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCaves Santa MartaVintage1998
ColourGarnet redNumber of tastings1
BouquetDried fruit, Christmas spices, datesScore range16.00 - 16.00
TasteDried fruit, fully developed with only some tannins left, long finish.Average score
Last tasted25th November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at Munskänkarna, Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous bouquet with toffee, candy, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body Quite mature and almost peaking but still with some very round and very attractive tannins and will probably improve. Balanced and very tasty with toffee, candy some cacao and old grocery shop. The finish is quite long and very impressive.Average score
Last tasted27th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1998
ColourStill rather dark but yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetRoses, raisin, figs, but also some roasted coffee, cacao, violet chocolate, liquorice, burned sugar, some tobacco and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature but still with some soft, elegant tannins and will probably be better. Flavour of spring flowers, roses, but also some herbs, spiciness and lots of other things in taste. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced port with a complex, rather attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.21
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö

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’s Malvedos or
Quinta dos Malvedos
Vintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but a hint of yellow matureness in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCacao, liquorice, dark chocolate, toffee and gingerbread in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature with some very soft and elegant tannins and will improve. Balanced and easy to drink and very enjoyable today. Liquorice, cacao, chocolate, gingerbread and much more in taste. Sweet with a lovely, quite long and very attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö 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 tastings8
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, sweet liquorice, some ginger, dark chocolate, cacao, and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Elegant, quite sweet but balance port with toffee, cacao, chocolate, sweet liquorice, cream candy and butterscotch in taste. Quite sweet. Easy to drink and like with a quite attractive, rather complex and long finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Agua Alta
Churchill
Vintage1998
ColourYellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLiquorice, candy, some cacao and old grocery shop, some tobacco and also with some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced, quite complex and very tasty with lots of liquorice, butterscotch and old grocery shop in the mouth and a quite attractive and elegant finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy today!Average score15.88
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1998
ColourStill rather dark with just a hint of mature yellowness in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetStill dark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry and black berry but also toffee, coffee, cacao, chocolate, crème caramel, some spiciness and some mint and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and maybe almost peaking but still with some lovely tannins and will probably improve. Balanced and quite elegant and complex. Cacao, crème caramel, some spiciness and much more in flavour. An attractive, rather elegant and long finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy!Average score16.03
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
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 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
ColourMature yellow in colour but still rather dark and quite beautiful.Number of tastings17
BouquetA hint of violet and lots of liquorice, cacao, dark chocolate, toffee and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Mature and almost peaking. Very easy to drink and enjoy. Balanced and elegant with liquorice, toffee, chocolate, cream candy and some cacao in taste. Complex with a rather long and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score15.85
Last tasted27th April 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de VentozeloVintage1998
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
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao and a hint of dark chocolate, mint, coffee beans, cream candy, some liquorice and old grocery shop in the noseScore range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with cacao, mint, cream candy and liquorice in taste and with a lovely, quite elegant finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy today.Average score16.26
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PassadouroVintage1998
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, cream candy and candy, fudge but also quite a lot of volatile acidity in the noseScore range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Some was disturbed by the volatile acidity but a drinkable port, quite nice and balanced. Quite attractive and tasty with an acceptable finish. Hard to judge this port.Average score
Last tasted16th February 2023Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% in Malmö.
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
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetCacao, some toffee, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao, toffee and chocolate in taste. Balanced and rather complex with quite long and rather attractive finish. Will probably not be much better but is very easy to drink today.Average score15.49
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSao Pedro das AguiasVintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetLovely bouquet of mint, some cacao and chocolate, ginger, fudge, mature fruit, leather and herbs in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and pealing. Some herbs, cacao, mature fruit and leather in flavour. Balanced, rather complex and elegant and with a quite attractive finish. This is a modern port, very mature and easy to like and drink.Average score15.34
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilval
Quinta do Noval
Vintage1998
ColourStill quite dark with a yellow mature hint in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLeather, liquorice, roasted coffee beans candy, cream candy, toffee, herbs and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some soft tannin and will perhaps be a little better. Complex and balanced with cream candy, leather, old grocery shop and toffee in taste. Quite sweet but with a dry and very rather long and quite attractive finish. Very easy to drink and to like this port.Average score15.88
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1998
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCream candy, candy, vanilla, some cacao, herbs and coffee beans in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature with still attractive tannins and will probably be better. Balanced and very tasty with candy, cream candy, butterscotch, cacao and coffee beans. Quite long and attractive finish.Average score99.99
Last tasted16th September 2021Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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