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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1985

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1985Outstanding to Classic4964679

Declared brands that we know of are the following 79:

1985:A Pinto dos Santos
Amandio
Andresen
Barros
Berry Bros
Borges
Burmester
C. da Silva
Calem
Churchill Graham
Cockburn
Confraria do Vinho do Porto
Croft
Dalva
Delaforce
Don Pavral
Doural
Dow's
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Flagman
Fonseca
Gilbert
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Guedes
Harvey
Hooper
Hutcheson
Kopke
Maia
Martinez
Martins
Messias
Montanha
Morgan
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Osborne
Pedro Lopez
Players
Pocas Junior
Porto Rocha
Pousada
Presidential
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta de Roriz
Quinta de Val da Figueira
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Infantado
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Sibio
Quinta Dona Matilde
Quinta S. Luiz
Rainha Santa
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Rei Manuel
Romariz
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sainsbury
Sandeman
Seguro
Skeffington
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
van Zellers
Vieira de Souza
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseA. Pinto dos Santos Jr.
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1985
ColourYellow and mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, chocolate, herbs, spiciness and some dried fruit in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Balanced with some old and very attractive acidity. Very tasty with cacao, dark chocolate, many herbs and spiciness in the taste. Fresh and quite attractive and long finish.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoses, herbs but also some pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body, mature and peaking with some old round acidity. Completely drinkable but will not be better so drink up. Quite tasty and with a rather long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1985
ColourNot so impressive in colour but yellow and mature.Number of tastings3
BouquetNot so impressive nose. Some fudge and toffee in bouquet.Score range14.75 - 15.40
TasteQuite light. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Nice acidity. Sweet. Some toffee and fudge in taste. Balanced with a quite nice finish. Very easy to drink indeed.Average score15.08
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBerry BrosVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature rim, quite beautiful colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, candy, dried fruit and old grocery shop in bouquet.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Sweet and mature almost peaking. Will probably not be much better. Liquorice, toffee and dried fruit in flavour. Rather rich and complex port with a quite nice finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This port is Smith-Woodhouse vintage 1985.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetZest of a lemon, roses, candy and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and rather sweet. Peaking but with some old very elegant acidity. Completely balanced. Roses and candy in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1985
ColourYellow mature, quite nice in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetCrème caramel, Christmas raisin, ginger bread, figs and Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak and will probably not be better but is lovely today. Ginger bread, toffee and Christmas spiciness in taste. Balanced with a lovely and quite long finish. Quite attractive, elegant and rather complex port.Average score15.90
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, crème caramel, candy, some cacao and ginger in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top but still with some very soft and elegant tannin. Balanced, quite complex and rather elegant with a quite decent finish. Easy to drink and enjoy but will not be much better, so drink and enjoy it now.Average score
Last tasted27th October 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetCacao, vanilla, toffee, old grocery shop, cream candy, ginger, chocolate and with some spiciness in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature but still with some quite soft tannin and is probably peaking. Vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate in flavour. Sweet. Complex and balanced port with an attractive and long quite intensive finish. Lovely today! Just enjoy it!Average score16.35
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
2 bottles have been defect.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChurchillVintage1985
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and ether in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Fairly sweet. Fruity flavour. Delicious. Still some tannin. Nice finish.Average score15.45
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This port is defect and the note is from 27/9, 1995

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1985
ColourStill dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetLiquorice, sale-ammoniac and alcoholic nose and some volatile acidity also which is not harmonic at all.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Very tasty with sweet liquorice and sale-ammoniac but also some alcoholic touch and a hint of volatile acidity. Some complexity but a little short finish. This bottled is not okey.Average score14.75
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*4 defect bottle including this one. Tasting notes from the 23 August 2008

In 2009 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseConfraria do Vinho do PortoVintage1985
ColourRather dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetNice bouquet of coffee, tea and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Dry and no fruit left. Elegant and attractive with a rather long and quite good finish.Average score
Last tasted6th April 2011Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage1985
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetComplex with toffee, liquorice, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.90
TasteAlmost full-body. Rather mature but still with some very soft and attractive tannins. Will probably be better! Roasted nuts, cacao and liquorice in the taste. Elegant and quite complex with a balanced and quite long finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
One bottle has been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. Da Silva
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoasted coffee beans, some cacao, cream candy, zest of lemon and mint in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, even a little old but quite balanced with some old acidity. Roasted coffee, cacao, mint and cream candy in taste with a quite sweet and even attractive finish. Quite enjoyable port.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDelaforceVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetRaisin, crème caramel, candy, a hint of cacao and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not be better. Balanced and silky, sweet and complex with crème caramel, candy and burned sugar in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy. Quite delicious finish.Average score15.51
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDon Pavral
Real Comp. Velha
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge and candy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and peaking. Seem a little tired but with some old quite nice and round acidity. Quite balanced with toffee and candy in taste. The finish is quite good and enjoyable. Drink up. Will absolutely not be better.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings16
BouquetLovely bouquet of dark berries, dried fruit, nuts, burned candy, fudge, old grocery shop but also cinnamon, ginger and toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Butterscotch, burned candy, old grocery shop, nuts and lots of other things in flavour. Complex and elegant. Almost mature and peaking but still some very soft and very elegant tannin. Very dry. Balance and lovely port with a very attractive and long almost never-ending finish.Average score16.19
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date17.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1985
ColourVery mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, cacao and some chocolate in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Balanced and quite elegant with crème caramel and chocolate in taste. The finish is very enjoyable indeed! This is a good mature port.Average score15.77
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1985
ColourMedium dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetMenthol, toffee, some chocolate and burned sugar in bouquet.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Some sweetness. Elegant and easy to like and drink. Mature and at its peak. Burned sugar, dark chocolate and some herbs in flavour. Quite attractive and intensive finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted26th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentAt Henrik Lilja's Ferreira tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetFudge, liquorice, some herbs such as ginger and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Fudge, ginger and liquorice in flavour. Balanced and rather sweet with a quite long and seductive finish.Average score15.37
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1985
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings22
BouquetVery complex bouquet of fudge, toffee, old grocery shop, violet, cacao, dark chocolate, some coffee and crème caramel. Excellent nose.Score range16.50 - 18.40
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but with a long life ahead. Sweet and very tasty with old grocery shop, toffee, cacao, some coffee, crème caramel and lots of other wonderful things. Powerful but elegant and very complex. The finish never seems to end. A great port and will be a long runner. Wonderful indeed!Average score17.02
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date18.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, cream candy cacao, vanilla and mature raspberry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with some old but quite attractive acidity. Cream candy, vanilla and cacao in taste. A light and nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score15.50
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalezVintage1985
ColourYellow and mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, fudge, candy and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature with toffee in the taste. Peaking and will not be better. Sweet. Balanced and elegant port with a quite long and tasty finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings22
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, some orange zest, some cacao, butterscotch and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Toffee, cacao, roasted coffee, crème caramel and much more in flavour. Quite mature and peaking but still some soft and very elegant tannins. Will probably not be much better? Balanced and complex with an elegant, long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.54
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date17.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1985
ColourQuite dark and beautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings25
BouquetLiquorice, ginger, dried fruit, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Toffee, fudge, cherry and candy and much more in taste. Quite mature but with still a hint of acidity. Complex, very long and quite elegant finish.Average score16.61
Last tasted23rd December 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
One bottle has been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuedes
Real Comp. Velha
Vintage1985
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and volatile acidity but also some orange zest and herbs in the nose.Score range13.25 - 13.25
TasteMedium body Quite hard to enjoy due to the volatile acidity but with sweetness anyhow.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date13.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao, beets and butterscotch in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant. Cacao, coffee and burned sugar flavour and an interesting and quite attractive finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score15.15
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHutchesonVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of coffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Complex but still tannins. Lovely long and attractive finish. Quite good indeed.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 1994Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseKopkeVintage1985
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour but mature yellow rim.Number of tastings12
BouquetWonderful nose. Chocolate, tea, cinnamon, ginger, but also some other herbs, old grocery shop, cream candy, marzipan and much more in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, peaking and elegant. Old grocery shop, cinnamon, ginger and many other lovely things in flavour. Very tasty indeed with a balanced, delicate and excellent finish. A wonderful port indeed port!Average score16.25
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaia
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge burned sugar and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Quite balanced with some round and quite attractive acidity. Toffee, burned sugar and butterscotch in taste. Quite attractive but a little short finish. Will not be better but is very good today so drink up and enjoy.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1985
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings14
BouquetFudge, red whortleberry, mature raspberry, dark chocolate, some herbs and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.90
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant. Taste of mature red berries, cacao and dark chocolate with a quite nice, long and quite complex finish. Easy to drink and like so drink up!Average score16.35
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinsVintage1985
ColourQuite beautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, candy and nuts in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Nuts, candy and some liquorice in taste. Balanced and elegant with a quite long and rather nice and very elegant finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMessiasVintage1985
ColourImpressive dark colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetPharmacy in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to like and drink. Quite attractive finish.Average score15.13
Last tasted30th October 2003Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMontanha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1985
ColourRather beautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, cream candy, toffee, some cacao and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with some round and quite attractive acidity. Quite sweet with candy, toffee and creme candy in taste and a very enjoyable finish.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMorganVintage1985
ColourVery beautiful, yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, cream candy, candy and old grocery shop with tea and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with a wonderful balance. Very tasty with candy, cream candy, toffee, roasted coffee beans and a whole old grocery shop in taste. Very elegant and very seductive finish. This is a lovely port indeed.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1985
ColourVery dark blue with a quite beautiful yellow colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetMint, toffee, fudge candy and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature but elegant and almost peaking. Balanced and with mint, toffee and liquorice in taste. Complex and a long quite exiting finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*3 bottles have been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1985
ColourVery yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, some tea, raisin, some dried fruit and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced but will not be better. Very easy to drink and enjoy today. Sweet. Rather complex with a round finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, burned sugar, toffee and some walnuts and a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like with toffee, butterscotch and candy in taste. Nice and seductive finish. Will not be better so drink and enjoy it.Average score15.33
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePlayers
C. da Silva
Vintage1985
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetAlcoholic in the nose. Not a good bottle.
TasteImmature. Medium body. Sweetness but not an attractive finish. Not a good bottle.
Last tasted11th November 1988Rating this dateNot good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HousePocas JrVintage1985
ColourStill dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetRoasted coffee, fudge, toffee, sweet liquorice, roasted almond and cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and almost peaking even if some very soft tannin still remains. Elegant and balanced. Long and very attractive finish. A wonderful port from Pocas and very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score16.13
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePousada
Pocas Jr
Vintage1985
ColourYellow, mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetOld grocery shop, herbs coffee, tea and figs in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced. Quite elegant and complex with a generous, complex and balanced finish. This port is very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score15.71
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePresidential
C. Da Silva
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, toffee, burned sugar, some roasted coffee beans and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with some attractive acidity. Candy, toffee and butterscotch in taste with a quite long and rather tasty finish. Quite attractive port!Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1985
ColourQuite dark blue with yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetLovely nose of coffee, viol and cacaoScore range15.90 - 16.90
TasteFull bodied. Still some integrated tannins. Complex and balanced with an enormous finish. Just wonderful.Average score16.40
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*This bottle was defect. Tasting notes from 31 July, 2006

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetDried fruit, mature berry, some herbs and burned sugar in the nose with a hint of pharmacy.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteRather light in body. Quite mature and at its peak. Balanced with dried fruit in taste. Easy to drink and like. Nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.84
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Val da Figueira
Calem
Vintage1985
ColourYellow, mature and quite nice in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, ginger, zest of lemon, roasted coffee and citrus in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old balanced acidity. Complex and with ginger and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like with a long and attractive finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetZest of lemon, some flowers but also pharmacy and old hospital.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature but with some volatile acidity. Zest of lemon, some flowers but also pharmacy in taste. Drinkable and quite easy to enjoy with a quite attractive and anyhow acceptable finish.Average score15.24
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1985
ColourQuite dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, black berry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Rather mature and easy to drink and like. Balanced and good finish but no long runner.Average score
Last tasted3rd October 1994Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature in colour..Number of tastings7
BouquetCacao, coffee cinnamon and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and like. Balanced and elegant with an attractive finish. Will not be better so drink up.Average score15.46
Last tasted2nd November 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
This dealer (Laudrup vin) was very generous and let us taste this wonderful port free of charge! Honour to him! 2 bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour and still quite dark.Number of tastings13
BouquetCream candy, figs, fudge, butterscotch, some cacao and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Attractive taste with figs, candy butterscotch and fudge in taste. Balanced and elegant with a long, rather complex and very attractive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score15.92
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, coffee, cacao, butterscotch and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.90 - 17.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Almost mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with toffee, crème caramel cacao and butterscotch in taste, Lovely, seductive and long finish.Average score17.20
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Sainsbury
Vintage1985
ColourRather beautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, some toffee, ginger and some herbs in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better. Balanced and quite elegant with candy, toffee and ginger in taste. The finish is quite complex and lovely. This port is very easy to enjoy and drink.Average score
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage1985
ColourStill quite dark blue but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetLovely old grocery shop, candy, cacao and ginger bread in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some very soft and rounded tannins. Is almost peaking and will not be much better. Very easy to appreciate already now. Elegant and balanced with a lovely and rather long finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1985
ColourStill dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely bouquet. Dark cherries, coffee, cacao, toffee and cream candy but also with some curry and violet in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft, very elegant tannins and will improve. Toffee, candy liquorice and much more in taste. Quite dry but balanced and with a complex and elegant, long finish.Average score16.21
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetBurned sugar, liquorice, French plums, cacao and some cinnamon and a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.90 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and still elegant with burned sugar and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Nice and quite acceptable finish with some round old acidity but will not be better so drink up and enjoy.Average score15.49
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetRed berries, candy and a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.00
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and at least peaking even a bit tired but almost balanced and quite drinkable. Rather easy to drink with sweetness and a nice but rather short finish.Average score14.58
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*5 bottles have been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMinty, old grocery shop, toffee, coffee, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some very soft and delicate tannin. Balanced and very complex with ginger and spiciness in taste and a long, lovely finish. Really easy to appreciate this portAverage score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRei ManuelVintage1985
ColourMature light yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetButterscotch, herbs and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but with some old quite nice acidity. Butterscotch and burned sugar in taste. Quite enjoyable with an acceptable and quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1985
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings18
BouquetCacao, candy, cream candy, coffee and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and quite elegant and attractive. Will not be better. Easy to drink and like with cacao, candy, cream candy and dark chocolate in taste and with a quite long finish. Quite attractive port indeed.Average score16.01
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetSome cacao, burned sugar and beetroots but also some pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but also some old not quite harmonious acidity. Burned sugar and some cacao in flavour. Seem a bit tired but rather nice finish. Still quite enjoyable but drink up.Average score15.15
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
4 bottles have not been so good including this one. They have been a little unbalanced and old. 1 bottle defect

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour but with a yellow, mature rim.Number of tastings14
BouquetStill some mulberry, liquorice, fudge, cacao, marzipan, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the nose. Quite elegant bouquet.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature almost peaking but will maybe be a little better. Balanced, quite sweet and complex. Fudge, cacao and roasted coffee in flavour. Quite long and attractive finish. This is indeed a lovely port.Average score16.20
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSainsbury’sVintage1985
ColourRather beautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, some toffee, ginger and some herbs in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better. Balanced and quite elegant with candy, toffee and ginger in taste. The finish is quite complex and lovely. This port is very easy to enjoy and drink.Average score
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This port was Barros’ Quinta Dona Matilde.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1985
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, cacao and some fudge in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old with some acidity in the taste. Still rather balanced and interesting. Easy to enjoy with a quite nice finish but Sandman’s 1985 have never been convincing.Average score15.25
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
4 out of 6 bottles have been defect including this one. Tasting notes from 26/9, 2015

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSeguro
Pocas Jr
Vintage1985
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome coffee and tea in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Sweet and easy to drink and like. Nice finish.
Last tasted26th October 1989Rating this dateGood/ Very good
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1985
ColourYellow mature quite nice colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex nose of candy, crème caramel, toffee and old grocery shop.Score range16.40 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with toffee, cream candy, crème caramel in taste. Long, lovely and very attractive finish.Average score16.58
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings24
BouquetCacao, old grocery shop, cinnamon, toffee, Christmas spiciness, candy and ginger bread in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and almost peaking. Will probably be better. Gingerbread, cinnamon and a lot of other things in flavour. Complex and balanced with an attractive and rather long finish.Average score16.22
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1985
ColourBeautiful, very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings26
BouquetWonderful bouquet of roses, violets, crème caramel, nuts, cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.75 - 18.00
TasteFull-bodied. Almost mature and peaking but still some soft and lovely tannins and will be better and on top many years ahead. Violets, crème caramel, Christmas spiciness and much more in flavour. Complex and attractive port with an extremely long finish which never seem to end. What a lovely port!Average score16.78
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date18.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Housevan ZellersVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee and some candy in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteAlmost medium body. Mature and on top. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Quite sweet and balanced port with a quite long and rather attractive finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SousaVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature, quite dark and beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, candy, butterscotch, vanilla and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some delicious old acidity. Balanced and quite elegant with taste of burned sugar, burned candy, vanilla and crème caramel. The finish is rather long and quite nice. Will not be better so drink up as soon as you can! The port is very enjoyable now!Average score16.08
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1985
ColourStill dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetViolet, ginger, old grocery shop and cinnamon but also toffee, fudge, butterscotch and a lot more in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but still with some very elegant and soft tannins. Balanced and very complex and attractive port. Spiciness, toffee, fudge and much more in the taste. Quite sweet with a wonderful, very long and very attractive finish. Lovely and generous port indeed.Average score16.74
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1985
ColourYellow very mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, zest of an orange, cacao, dark chocolate, raisin and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite complex. Burned sugar, sweet liquorice and some dark chocolate in flavour with a nice, quite attractive and lovely sweet finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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