1985 Taylor Vintage Port SKU #980079

$129.99

WS 93
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K&L Notes

95 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A very youthful deep garnet core with ruby rim. 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..." (05/2008)

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  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    10/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I had the lucky fortune to be a part of an incredible port tasting sampling 11 bottles ranging from 1963 to 2011 vintage ports from the major houses. While every wine showed remarkably well, the stand out wine of the night for me was the 1985 Taylor. It stuck me as a picture of elegance. It was concentrated and powerful yet lithe and almost zippy. Loaded with dark fruits, pepper spice, and complex cedar box aromas it was on the one hand hedonistic. On the other hand, the lift and freshness from the acid and the firm backbone of tannin lined everything up in a perfectly orderly fashion. This port shows focus and restraint, yet doesn't lack for the intensity and broad power that you'd expect. It's really a beautiful compilation and it was only heightenedby the perfectly paired and classic Neal's Yard Stilton.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    4/24/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    The perfect 30th Birthday gift for your kids-have them drink it when they turn 50. Big and powerful Port with many years' of life.
    Drink from 2018 to 2035

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