1984
Wine and Port

1984 Wine and Port

1984 Wine Vintage Report

1984 Italian :

1984 wine vintage. A challenging vintage that produced some good wines in Piedmont by those producers that adopted strict selection techniques. Some weaker wines were produced in Tuscany. The first three months of the year were cool. Although the weather in April was better, May was cold, cloudy and wet causing problems for bud-break. Flowering delayed by two to three weeks. The ripening process was hampered as a result of an unsettled summer, however the vintage was salvaged partly by a warm final ripening period for Barolo. In Tuscany this was Chianti's first vintage under the new quality enhancing DOCG laws. This was a poor vintage and no Riservas were made. Producers had to rely heavily on concentrated and severe selection to produce an acceptable wine.

1984 Bordeaux :

1984 Wine from Bordeaux: the 1984 Bordeaux vintage got off to a good start with a warm April. Things quickly went downhill after that. May was cool and rainy which led to poor flowering particularly for the Merlot crop. This had follow on problems in the Right Bank (St Emilion Pomerol), as there was not enough ripe Merlot to create quality 1984 Bordeaux wine. The producers in the Left Bank tended to over compensate with more Cabernet Sauvignon. By the time July arrived, the vintage was lagging behind. July and August were warm, dry months which helped the left bank chateaux into thinking the vintage would end up fine, if their wines were Cabernet Sauvignon based. In September Cyclone Hortense hit the Bordeaux wine region, the first in its history. Many right bank Chateau declassified their entire crop in St. Emillion and Pomerol. The left bank faired slightly better but the wines produced were diluted. Few have survived today and those that have are now quite a rarity.

1984 Vintage Port :

1944-vintage-port 1984 Vintage Port: No declaration of vintage but some attractive single quinta port wines. Now fully mature but will keep for years. The 1984 vintage started off with a cold wet spring, with summer not really starting until June. The first three weeks of September were fine, hot and dry, but at the end of September the temperature dropped sharply and it never recovered. However there was good weather in the final part of the harvest and the wine makers skills were tested to produce a good wine. Some excellent examples of the wine makers talent are around such as Warre, Dow and Fonseca. Some excellent single Colheitas were produced such as Kopke.

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1984 Kopke Port

*** 92 Points Mark Squires Wine Advocate ***

Intense amber colour. Full and concentrated nose, dominated by the abundance of dried fruits, spices notes and a subtle touch of vanilla.
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1984 Calem Port

This excellent single quinta port from 1984, has a deep core with a fading rim. On the nose there is coffee chocolate and caramel. Medium bodied with a long attractive finish this is a very good port that is drinking well.
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1984 Chateau Cissac

Interesting, with tertiary notes just starting to come through. Believe it or not, there was some fruit that began to sneak out after the wine was open and in a decanter for about an hour and a half.
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1984 Chateau Haut Brion

The 1984 Haut Brion offers quite a perfumed nose, and displays distinct tobacco, ash, and earthy notes. On the palate, it is medium bodied, has mostly tertiary notes, showing some dried and aged blueberries and blackcurrant, but little fruit left.
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1984 Chateau Latour

Garnet core with degradated brick rim. A nose has moderate intensity: roasted herbs, truffles and black rustic fruit. More vigour and intensity than Mouton.
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1984 Chateau Margaux

*** 93-95 Points - Wine Journal ***

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"A sensational bottle that simply defied every rule about Bordeaux. Intense liquorish, cherry liqueur nose: very rich.
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1984 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

During the decade of the eighties, Mouton was the hottest first-growth in Pauillac. The 1984, which is almost 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, will be one of the longest-lived wines of this vintage.
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