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.

Learn more »

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.
Read More >>>

Price: £39.95View details »

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.
Read More >>>

Price: £150.00View details »

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.
Read More >>>

Price: £295.00View details »

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.
Read More >>>

Price: £295.00View details »

1984 Chateau Pape Clement

MAGNUM format 1.5L

The 1984 from Magnum is a fully mature fragrant, supple, tasty wine with a great deal of finesse and charm. It is deeply concentrated, medium bodied and long.
Read More >>>

Price: £155.00View details »

1984 Chianti

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions.
Read More >>>

Price: £59.00View details »

1984 Dolcetto d'Alba

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases.
Read More >>>

Price: £59.00View details »

1984 Fonseca Port

Tasting note: Strawberry colour, sweet nose of candied walnuts and a nice anise nuance too. Opulent butterscotch, molasses, liquorice aromas. Wonderful leather, cedar and spice.
Read More >>>

Price: £79.95View details »

1984 Graham Port

The 1984 still has some youth evident on the colour. A delightful, fruit-laden nose, which takes considerable time in the glass to open up. Macerated black fruits and figs, covered in a thin layer of chocolate.
Read More >>>

Price: £94.00View details »