Warre's, Vintage Port, 1985

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Warre's, Vintage Port, 1985

Douro, Douro, Portugal



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Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: Peter Symington Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100434 Fill Level: In to neck. Label Quality: Label very good.
Estate Notes

Warre's Vintage Port 1985 is in very good condition for the year.

Here’s a classic from the oldest British port house (dating back to 1670). After almost 200 years of family ownership, Andrew Symington of Graham’s fame took control in the early 20th century, and it has remained in the Symington’s portfolio ever since.

Warre’s does not produce such opulent wines as can be found elsewhere in the Symington stable, but they can often have great elegance and perfume. Vintages are drawn from fruit from their prime vineyard site: the Quinta da Cavadinha, located in the Pinhão Valley, and fashioned in Warre’s unmistakable sumptuously rich style, with lovely characteristic underlying minerality. As with other port houses, Warre’s maintain a lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, the buildings housing the largest oak vat used by any house, which holds the equivalent of over 178 000 bottles of port!

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"The 1985 is the sweetest and richest of the recent Warre vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full-bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full-blown bouquet, and impeccable balance." Robert Parker

"Ruby-colored, with grape, dark chocolate and plum. Full and chewy. Tannins are still there and need to mellow. Medium-sweet and grapey. A little one-dimensional still, but impressive." Wine Spectator