1985 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1985-vintage-portThe 1985 is a great classic Port Vintage, with concentrated, rich and potent wines. The year was a general declaration of vintage, the majority of Houses judging it to be up to their high standards. 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 resulting ports 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 10-15 years. A Port from 1985 would make an excellent 36 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.
 
Italian: 1985 was an outstanding vintage for Italian wines, one of the best in the last 50 years for Piedmont and Tuscany. The vintage produced wines of great consistency, and the best wines should be great.
 
Bordeaux: The 1985 wine vintage produced examples that are characterised by being well developed, rich and having a seductive complexity with an attractive perfume. A drought for much of August and September led to concentrated grapes at harvest. The wines have now generally gone through the peak of their maturity and should be drunk within the next few years.
 
Spain: 1985 was a near-perfect vintage for Spanish wines, with a warm summer and a perfect ripening season. The wines produced are generally easy-drinking wines of medium intensity. About 10% of wine went into Gran Reserva production.

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Bairrada, 1985

Frei Joao

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dao and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dao fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dao. Wines that when young had a vegetal character,
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1985 Calem Vintage Port, 1985

Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

1985 Calem Vintage Port has impeccable provenance. Stored at the Calem cellars in Porto since bottling.

1985 was an outstanding vintage for port and the Calem does not disappoint. The 1985 Calem has a beautiful and intense brick red colour with nuances of tawny on the edge. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berries, black cherry alcohol and blueberry. On the palate this is drier style than most of the the English shippers. There is good mouthfeel, high acidity and resolved tannins. A little sour cherry and redcurrent makes this an interesting twist. Persistent finish. Still has ageing potential.
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Price: $55.60 USD
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Barolo, 1985

Cordero di Montezemolo, Barolo Monfaletto
Magnum 1.5lt

The 1985 Manfaletto has a nice depth, good fruit, some complexity (clove, beefstock); gentle acidity and tannins, fullish, smooth and supple, lovely glycerine, good weight; lovely length.


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Barolo, 1985

Burgo Saverio Fontana

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods with no problem at all.
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Barolo, 1985

Aurelio Settimo

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods with no problem at all.
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Price: $184.13 USD
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Cabernet, 1985

Vini De.Ra - Trentino

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Chateau Latour, 1985

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

The 1985 Latour is a soft, open-knit wine. The dark ruby colour displays amber at the edge. The bouquet is of tobacco, black fruits, herbs, earth, and new oak. The wine is medium-bodied, with sweet fruit on the attack.
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1985

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe

*** 92 Points - Parker ***

"The 1985 has been totally disarming, seductive, and sexy since birth. Its corpulence, medium to full-bodied personality, low acidity, attractive silkiness, and copious quantities of herb-tinged cassis fruit have always made this wine a winner. It is beginning to display a few signs that it is at its peak of maturity and will not get any better. In fact, it might be best consumed over the next 5-10 years. As it sat in the glass, the 1985 faded more than any other vintage, but its immense up-front pleasure cannot be denied. This is a wine to decant right before serving, and not to linger over.
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Price: $355.42 USD
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Chianti, 1985

Santo Regolo

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. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: $84.22 USD
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Churchill's Port, 1985

Vintage Port

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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Price: $128.39 USD
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Cockburn Port, 1985

Vintage Port

The 1985 Cockburn is a soft, intensely fruity, forward wine.It offers rich, opulent, multidimensional flavours and is relatively powerful and heady, with an amazing level of black-cherry fruit.
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Delaforce Vintage Port, 1985

Vintage Port

Pale in colour, rosy in tone; 20% opaque. Harsh on the nose, sour cranberry. Sweet fruit on entry with a delightful sweet fruit palate. A good structure with attractive acidity; nice flavours on the palate giving a lovely mid-weight wine. A delicious finish with a lovely cranberry dryness to the finish. Nice port. 89/100- AHB Review for "The Port Forum"
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Price: $114.12 USD
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1985

Verdelho Madeira

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry).

"Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth; long finish
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Price: $192.62 USD
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Fonseca Port, 1985

Vintage Port
perfect provenance | released from the Fonseca cellars in Porto.

Excellent Provenance. These bottles of Fonseca 1985 Vintage Port have been shipped straight from Fonseca's Cellars in Oporto to our cellars in Fordingbridge. They are in perfect condition.

The 1985 Fonseca Vintage Port 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,
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Fonseca Port, 1985

Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L

** 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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Gilbert's Port, 1985

Vintage Port

The 1985 Gilbert's vintage port displays a garnet colour with aromas of cocoa, vanilla, ripe figs and raspberry jam. A really easy drinking mature vintage port with a long satisfying finish. Superb now.
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Graham's Port, 1985

Vintage Port

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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Grignolino, 1985

New

del Monferrato, Campagnola Renzo - Cascina Belvedere

The Grignolino wines have a light ruby red color, tending to orange with aging. Have a characteristic odor and delicate in the mouth are dry, slightly tannic, bitter pleasant, with a characteristic aftertaste.
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Price: $57.02 USD
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Kopke Port, 1985

Colheita Port in Original Kopke box as illustrated

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations 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.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel.
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Price: $128.39 USD
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Lagrein, 1985

Kellergenossenschaft Girolan

Lagrein produces wine which has high acidity and low pH, and highly tannic. Eric Asimov notes that Lagrein produces “ ... congenial, straightforward wines that can be deliciously plummy, earthy and chewy, dark and full-bodied but not heavy, with a pronounced minerally edge.”
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Price: $84.22 USD
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Perrier Jouet, 1985

La Belle Epoque

The 1985 has always been a great year for champagne and the 1985 Belle Epoque is a fine example.
There is brightness and freshness on
the nose are exceptional, with slowly evolved toasty aromas mingling with the barest hints of mocha, vanilla, and roasted coffee. It is the Pinot Noir that, unusually for Belle Epoque, dominates this wine, which is extraordinarily masculine, with its forceful palate of rich, yeast-complexed dried fruits and candied peel. Great intensity, and finesse.
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Price: $421.08 USD
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Porto Feist, 1985

Vintage port
MAGNUM (1.5L)

Please note this is a Magnum Bottle (1.5 L)

The 1985 Porto Feist Vintage Port is a very nice mature Port wine. It has mature amber/tawny colour. On the nose there are some notes of red berries, coffee and hints of liquorice and ginger. The wine is full-bodied, sweet with notes of roasted coffee, caramel. Resolved tannins and a nice long elegant finish. Very good 90/100 VWP tasting.

This Port House was founded in London by two German cousins H. and C.J. Feist in 1836 and opened up in Oporto 1870. Carl Feist left the management in Porto to his son-in-law J.H. Speich in 1921. Barros took over the house in 1953 and was then bought by Sogevinus in 2006.
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Price: $212.68 USD
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Quinta do Crasto, 1985

Vintage Port

Crasto is a breathtakingly beautiful estate, brilliantly situated on top of a small hill, overlooked by steep sloping vineyards

Medium ruby. High-toned aromas of black fruits, licorice and mint. Soft, plump and moderately sweet, with a bit of alcohol showing. Finishes with slightly dry tannins, an edge of tart acidity and a suggestion of heat.

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Price: $85.57 USD
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Rosso di Montalcino, 1985

Val di Suga

Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling. This would enable producers of Brunello to make money while waiting for their DOCG wine to age, as well as declassify any Brunello that had been ageing for two to three years but had not quite reached the required standards.
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Price: $69.94 USD
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Royal Oporto, 1985

Vintage Port Real C. Velha

From the excellent 1985 declared vintage this vintage port has aromas of raisins and spices. Full-bodied and sweet, with now soft and evolved tannins. Still tight and powerful with a long lingering finish.

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Price: $99.84 USD
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