1985 Vintage Port Vintage Report

1985-vintage-port 1985 Port vintage is a great classic Port Vintage, with concentrated, rich and potent wines. General declaration of vintage. 1985 was a model year for the growth of the vines. A wet winter followed by a moderate spring led into an extremely warm June and a hot July and August. The harvest took place under perfect weather conditions, and the fermentations went well also. From the very start shippers were predicting outstanding wines. The ports from 1985 are characterised as being forward with enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. They are at the peak of their maturity and will remain so for another 15-20 years.

23 products found.


 Kopke Port, 1985

Kopke Port, 1985


Colheita Port ( Comes in Original Kopke box as illustrated)
Description: Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
The 1985 has a topaz color with glints of fiery orange. The nose of vanilla and toasted almonds leads to buttery rich caramel flavors with hints of dried strawberries, finishing with soft Columbian coffee and pink grapefruit zest.
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Croft Port, 1985

Croft Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: The 1985 will be an early-developing port. It shows aromas that border on overripeness and offers scents of plums and black cherries. Full-bodied, rich yet lush and soft, this husky wine had loads of concentration, a very sweet long finish and light tannins. Parker Wine Buyers Guide. Rating 87/100 (excellent)
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Dow's Port, 1985

Dow's Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: "Drinking beautifully now at early optimal maturity, this has at least another few years of development in front of it and many years of drinking pleasure after that. Now it is nicely developed, well integrated, juicy and ripe with a nice balance between its power, weight, and texture; it is succulent but still elegant. Delicious. Really excellent."
On-Line Publication of Spec’s Update 12/2005

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Fonseca Port, 1985

Fonseca Port, 1985


Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description: ** Please note this is a rare magnum format **

Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
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Fonseca Port, 1985

Fonseca Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: This has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage. (November 2006).

Dense ruby/purple with the Oriental spice-box aroma, the 1985 is an expansive, sweet, broadly flavored wine with outstanding depth, concentration, and balance. It finishes with a solid lashing of alcohol and tannin. Parker, Buying Guide 1989
Parker rating 90/100 (outstanding)

Michael Broadbent MW, The Great Vintage Wine Book II – 5 Stars
“Full bodied.
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Martinez Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: *** 94/100 - Wine Spectator ***

Full in color with a richness and big depth of fruit. The tannins are softening, to be sure, but there is still lots of body and power that will allow it to improve for many years.

Reviews
Deep red, but starting to mellow and with a slight lightening on the rim; 90% opaque. Not revealing much on the nose, some redcurrant and perhaps a touch of VA that adds a dose of concentrated perfume to the nose. Modest body, soft tannins balance the sweet raspberry fruit and there is a decent core of acidity. Chewy finish of nut skins and raspberry seeds with an interesting orange zest bitterness.
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Offley Vintage Port, 1985


Late Bottled vintage Port
Description:
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Quinta do Noval, 1985

Quinta do Noval, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: The 1985 Quinta do Noval is light, elegant, and charming. The 1985 is quite concentrated having a cherry red colour. It is seductive, and amazingly delicious now that it is fully mature. Fresh, herby edge to the spicy nose.
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Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1985

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: Robertson Bros were the shippers behind this brand, which was once one of the most reputable, though, since a fine 1970, very little Vintage Port bears the name. Rebello Valente is part of the Sandeman/ Seagram group
Price: £59.95 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Royal Oporto, 1985

Royal Oporto, 1985


Real C. Velha SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: From the excellent 1985 declared vintage this vintage port has Aromas of raisin and grape skin. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with astringent tannins. Very young. Still tight and powerful

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Taylor's Port, 1985

Taylor's Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: "Typical for Taylor's. Notes of woodspice and pepper, very slightly spirity. Nevertheless, a delicious texture on entry, supple and stylish, although with a very firm weight, firm tannins and good acids. Again this is fine to drink now, although it still holds some potential now. Very good indeed, bordering on excellent. From a Port Styles tasting." 17.5+/20 (November 2007), Wine Doctor (online).
Price: £79.95 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Calem Port, 1985

Calem Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: This wine from the outstanding 1985 vintage has a beautiful and intense ruby red colour with nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berries fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol and blueberry as well as an intense and pleasing aroma of violet and hints of vanilla on the finish.
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Churchill's Port, 1985

Churchill's Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: This has a great colour, still very dense and dark. On the nose there are notes of dried fruit, dried blueberries, juniper berries with a little smoke. This is very nice and certainly has a lot of style. The palate is rich, refined, firm and structured, with a firm backbone of alcohol beneath a creamy midpalate. Reserved yet flavoursome, with more of those juniper berry notes and a deliciously sweet but precisely presented texture, this wine is really coming round very nicely. Fine and balanced, a pleasure to drink.
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Dow's Port, 1985

Dow's Port, 1985


Vintage Port IN DOWS OWN WOODEN CASE
Description: "Drinking beautifully now at early optimal maturity, this has at least another few years of development in front of it and many years of drinking pleasure after that. Now it is nicely developed, well integrated, juicy and ripe with a nice balance between its power, weight, and texture; it is succulent but still elegant. Delicious. Really excellent."
On-Line Publication of Spec’s Update 12/2005

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Fonseca Port, 1985

Fonseca Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: This has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage. (November 2006).

Dense ruby/purple with the Oriental spice-box aroma, the 1985 is an expansive, sweet, broadly flavored wine with outstanding depth, concentration, and balance. It finishes with a solid lashing of alcohol and tannin. Parker, Buying Guide 1989
Parker rating 90/100 (outstanding)

Michael Broadbent MW, The Great Vintage Wine Book II – 5 Stars
“Full bodied.
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Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1985

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One rarely sees this brand stateside. The 1985 is one of the surprises of the vintage. It has an intense nose of chocolate, berry fruit, and tar. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, powerful, and full-bodied with layers of fruit. It finishes sweeter than some of the other ports with a great deal of tannin.
Wine Spectator
A good, standard '85, quite lean and angular. Deep purple, with very grapy raspberry aromas, full-bodied, with medium tannins, sweet fruit and a slightly short finish. (Web 1989)
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Graham Port, 1985

Graham Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: An exceptional Port scoring 96/100 Parker Points

Graham is a great port house, producing one of the deepest-coloured and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. It is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length.
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1985

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: "Sandeman is one of the biggest and most conspicuous of the port houses, with extensive interests in the sherry business as well. They advertise significantly and their products are well-represented in virtually every American marketplace. The quality is quite good given the quantity of wine produced...The 1985 has less of a deep-ruby/purple color, but it does offer a spice-box, fruitcake sort of aroma, mildly sweet, medium- to full-bodied flavors, and a ripe, tasty finish. Not a heavyweight, this wine represents a lighter style of vintage port. (1/ 1989) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Wine Spectator
Elegant and balanced, but a little short on concentration.
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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1985

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port
Description: ** 90 Points - Robert Parker **

Reviews "My experience with Smith-Woodhouse is limited. Is the 1985 the sleeper of the vintage? An astonishing amount of creamy, black-cherry and chocolate-scented fruit fills the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is loaded with extract, great length, and has super finish with plenty of fruit and tannin in proper balance." Robert Parker, Wine Buyers Guide
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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1985

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port (Magnum)
Description: ** 90 Points - Robert Parker **

Reviews "My experience with Smith-Woodhouse is limited. Is the 1985 the sleeper of the vintage? An astonishing amount of creamy, black-cherry and chocolate-scented fruit fills the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is loaded with extract, great length, and has super finish with plenty of fruit and tannin in proper balance." Robert Parker, Wine Buyers Guide
Price: £125.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Warre Vintage Port, 1985

Warre Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in own gift box as illustrated)
Description: From the outstanding 1985 Vintage these are in A1 condition having been stored at Warres cellars in Oporto before being recently shipped to us.

Reviews: "Lovely orange skins nose, together with nuts and figs. On the palate, it has finesse, elegance and such a sweet kickback. Massively enchanting and, now it is over the magic 20 years, perfection to drink."
Serena Sutcliffe , Cuisine & Wine Asia 2008

Very very dark. Sweet, spicy, liquorice nose. Very broad start to the palate and then dried fruits on the finish. Lots of firm tannins still. Still relatively embryonic. Heat on the finish.
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Warre Vintage Port, 1985

Warre Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: From the outstanding 1985 Vintage these are in A1 condition having been stored at Warres cellars in Oporto before being recently shipped to us.

Reviews: "Lovely orange skins nose, together with nuts and figs. On the palate, it has finesse, elegance and such a sweet kickback. Massively enchanting and, now it is over the magic 20 years, perfection to drink."
Serena Sutcliffe , Cuisine & Wine Asia 2008

Very very dark. Sweet, spicy, liquorice nose. Very broad start to the palate and then dried fruits on the finish. Lots of firm tannins still. Still relatively embryonic. Heat on the finish.
Price: £79.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Warre Vintage Port, 1985

Warre Vintage Port, 1985


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: From the outstanding 1985 Vintage these are in A1 condition having been stored at Warres cellars in Oporto before being recently shipped to us.

Reviews: "Lovely orange skins nose, together with nuts and figs. On the palate, it has finesse, elegance and such a sweet kickback. Massively enchanting and, now it is over the magic 20 years, perfection to drink."
Serena Sutcliffe , Cuisine & Wine Asia 2008

Very very dark. Sweet, spicy, liquorice nose. Very broad start to the palate and then dried fruits on the finish. Lots of firm tannins still. Still relatively embryonic. Heat on the finish.
Price: £69.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>