Taylor’s, Vintage Port, 1985

Upper Douro Valley, Douro, Portugal

Taylor’s, Vintage Port, 1985

Upper Douro Valley, Douro, Portugal




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Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: David Guimarãens Optimum Drinking: 2017-2040 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102725 Label Quality: Stained label.
Estate Notes

Taylor’s Vintage Port 1985 was purchased in its original wooden case.

Of the vintage ports, Taylor's is renowned for being one of the longest lived. The house, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is the market brand leader; one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying from winemakers and then maturing it, thus ensuring a name synonymous with quality.

Taylor's vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style.


"This has a much more precocious nose than the -83 with ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, black olives and a certain minerality to it. Very fresh and well defined, the palate is full-bodied, certainly more structured and complex than the previous two declarations. Notes of black cherry, fig, raisin with a hint of savoury fruit towards the finish that has great length and refinement.

"Still in its youth, this has great potential and might be over-shadowed by the ensuing two vintages. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is just starting to come around and offers wonderful flavors. Long life ahead." eRobertParker.com