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.

Buy with confidence

All of our wine gifts are available for immediate delivery from our own cellars. Your gift is backed up by our 5-star Trusted shops customer service rating.
  • Free standard UK delivery for orders over £100
  • Free tasting notes and personal message (add at the checkout)
  • Three month replacement guarantee
  • Choice of Gift Boxes
  • Winner 2019 IWC UK Fortified Wine Merchant of the Year

30 products found.

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,
more >>>

Price: £69.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Buy this item

1985 Calem Vintage Port, 1985

Sale

Vintage Port
Calem Library Release

1985 Calem Vintage Port has impeccable provenance. Stored at the Calem cellars in Porto from bottling until purchase by VWP in June 2020.

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.
more >>>

Price: £89.95
Stock: 120 in Stock

Buy this item

1985 Calem Vintage Port, 1985

Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl
Calem Library Release

1985 Calem Vintage Port has impeccable provenance. Stored at the Calem cellars in Porto from bottling until purchase by VWP in June 2020.

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.
more >>>

Price: £38.95
Stock: 37 in Stock

Buy this item

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.


more >>>

Price: £159.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

Burmester Port, 1985

Vintage Port


more >>>

Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £595.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £89.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £74.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Buy this item

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"
more >>>

Price: £79.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Buy this item

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
more >>>

Price: £134.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Buy this item

Dow's Port, 1985

Vintage Port
Damaged labels | was £99.00 now £79.00

"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
more >>>

Price: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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,
more >>>

Price: £119.00
Stock: 46 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £285.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

Gilbert's Port, 1985

Vintage Port


more >>>

Price: £79.95
Stock: 82 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £89.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Buy this item

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.”
more >>>

Price: £59.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Buy this item

Niepoort Port, 1985

Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1985 vintage. The excellent Niepoort is one of the smallest producers of port. Their ports are sought after by collectors and port lovers.

"Niepoort is to Vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne. They are both small houses in a world dominated by large competitors but they are producing outstanding wines which very few can match." (James Suckling, Vintage Port).

"The nose is smooth with ripe red fruits and a smooth, dusty, spicy tannic structural character (yes, Ports seem to convey structure by the nose too). The palate is smooth, elegant and spicy showing lots of expression, and a fair bit of fruit.
more >>>

Price: £119.50
Stock: 4 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £149.00
Stock: 38 in Stock

Buy this item

Quinta do Noval Port, 1985

Vintage Port

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.
more >>>

Price: £79.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

Rioja, 1985

Valdemontan Rioja

This Rioja from the good 1985 vintage has aged gracefully into a classic old Rioja, with a garnet and mahogany colour, mellow aromas of coffee, leather and saddle leather, and a long, elegant and drying finish.
more >>>

Price: £59.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.

more >>>

Price: £69.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Buy this item

Sizzano, 1985

Bianchi Giuseppe

The wines Sizzano must be made from grapes coming from the following varieties: Nebbiolo (Span): 50-70%; Vespolina and Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) alone or in combination 30-50%. Colour: ruby red with garnet; Bouquet: vinous, typical, with hints of violet, fine and pleasant; Flavour: dry, full-bodied and harmonious with a slightly bitter aftertaste; Aging: "Sizzano": at least 22 months of which at least 18 in wood; "Sizzano Reserve": at least 34 months of which at least 24 in wood.
more >>>

Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item