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1989 Vintage Ports

September 12, 2011
Question by: Larry, Orlando, USA

Q:

Hello,  I need to buy a 1989 vintage port to celebrate an occasion. My daughter will be graduating college within a year and she was born in 1989. We are going to toast to her graduation and I thought it would be special to do that with a really nice bottle of a vintage port that was made in 1989. Can you give me suggestions on what to look for? I would like to stay in the $75-$200 range.  Thank you

A:

1989 was not a generally declared year, but there are three choices:  Quinta do Vesvuio - an interesting choice as this was their first year of production, so fitting to celebrate your daughter's birth year!  Dow's Quinta do Bomfim if you prefer a drier style of port, or Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha, generally a more elegant and refined style, often called feminine in style.  Look at our Knowledge Base, at the summary for the viticultural year 1989, and click on the icons at the top for each wine to see more details and tasting notes for the individual wines.  Any of these should be within your price range.  If you have trouble sourcing the wines in your area contact Premium Port Wines (PPW) our distributor in the USA, their National Sales Director, Paul Mugnier will be happy to advise you further. He is based in San Francisco at 415-554-9920 ext. 842.  Enjoy your celebration and your Vintage Port and congratulations to your daughter!



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