Andy Velebil wrote: uncle tom wrote:
Not quite. You forgot to add "buy 1994 instead"
1994 which are insanely priced. Buy 2000 at the moment.
I dunno Andy, I got an email last month asking me to buy 94s, and some of them look rather attractive (Graham's at 67 per, delivered!?). The 94 Vesuvio is obviously a joke. My biggest problem with them is they wont start to be ready for another 6-8ish years yet. I fear the 00s will take aeons to fully integrate/develop. Will be great wines when they do though.
Grapes the Wine Company
Who needs Port for their holiday dinners? We have a great selection of 1994s that will definitely please all comers!
1994 Cockburn Vintage Port
24 btls available
Grapes Sale Price: $44.99/btl
"A big and juicy, young vintage Port. Round, with loads of very ripe roasted and raisiny character. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a tannic backbone. Try after 2008.”-James Suckling, 1997
1994 Fonseca Vintage Port
24 btls available
Grapes Sale Price: $149/btl
WS 100 (WS WOTY 1997)
"Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of color, aroma and fruit flavor. Smells like fermenting berries, boasting loads of crushed grape, violet and berry character. Big, full-bodied and very sweet, with tons of tannins and a sweet finish. Tannic and huge, it's a long-term, great Port.”-James Suckling, 1997
1994 Graham’s Vintage Port
48 btls available
Grapes Sale Price: $66.99/btl
WS 95, WA 96
"In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's.”-Robert Parker, 1996
1994 Warre’s Vintage Port
60 btls available
Grapes Sale Price: $61.99/btl
WS 95, WA 94
"One of the finest Warres I have ever tasted, this opaque purple-colored wine is made in a drier style (a la Dow), yet it is expressive, extremely full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and well-integrated alcohol and tannin. It possesses a great mid-palate as well as impressive length. Tasters should take note of the wealth of peppery, licorice-scented and flavored raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Look for it to be ready to drink in 10-12 years, and keep for 30+. This is a profound example of Warre vintage port.”-Robert Parker, 1996