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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1985

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1985Outstanding to Classic4964673

Declared brands that we know of are the following 73:

1985:A Pinto dos Santos
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
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Harvey
Hooper
Hutcheson
Kopke
M Gonzalez
Maia
Martinez
Martins
Messias
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 Sibio
Quinta Dona Matilde
Quinta S. Luiz
Rainha Santa
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Romariz
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sandeman
Seguro
Skeffington
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
van Zellers
Vieira de Souza
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseBarrosVintage1985
ColourMedium deep colour with a yellow rim. Quite mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so impressive nose. Mostly plum and berry in bouquet.Score range14.75 - 14.75
TasteQuite light. Nice acidity. Sweet. Not impressive port at all with a rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 1994Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI
HouseBerry BrosVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex liquorice, toffee and old grocery shop in bouquet.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet but still with some soft tannin. Will be better. Liquorice in flavour. Rich and complex port with an excellent finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted4th February 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
This port is Smith-Woodhouse vintage 1985.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1985
ColourFairly dark in colour with yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCinnamon, coffee and cherry bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body and light. Sweet and mature. Easy to drink and like. Lovely finish. Delicious and balanced port.Average score
Last tasted19th March 1997Point this date15.50
CommentAt a Wine Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI
HouseBurmesterVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings19
BouquetCrème caramel, Christmas raisin, ginger bread, figs and Christmas spiciness in the interesting bouquet.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Ginger bread and Christmas spiciness in taste. Balance with a lovely and quite long finish. Quite attractive, elegant and rather complex port.Average score15.85
Last tasted12th December 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
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 with a yellow mature edge. Astonishing colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetCacao, vanilla, toffee, 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 quite long finish. Lovely today! Just enjoy it!Average score16.29
Last tasted2nd November 2018Point this date16.40
CommentIn our Private Wine Club.
2 bottles have been defect.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChurchillVintage1985
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
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 tasted26th September 1995Point this date15.90
CommentThe Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseCockburnVintage1985
ColourStill dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetPharmacy and an alcoholic nose which is not harmonic.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteNot quite balance. We have had 5 bottles of this vintage which have not been balance and good. Very strange.Average score15.25
Last tasted30th April 2015Point this date12.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
*2 defect bottle

In 2009 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
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetComplex with toffee, liquorice, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still some very soft tannin. Will probably be better! Roasted nuts, cacao and liquorice in the taste. Elegant and quite complex with a balanced and very long finish.Average score16.50
Last tasted20th January 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Restaurant “AG” in Stockholm.
One bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDelaforceVintage1985
ColourYellow mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings4
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 and attractive finish.Average score15.30
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt 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.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1985
ColourStill rather dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings15
BouquetLovely bouquet of nuts, burned candy, fudge, old grocery shop but also cinnamon, ginger and toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Butterscotch, burned candy, old grocery shop and nuts in flavour. Complex and elegant. Almost mature and peaking but still some very soft and very elegant tannin. Very dry. Balance and elegant port with a very good and quite long and attractive finish.Average score16.07
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1985
ColourVery mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely crème caramel bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMature elegant and on top. Tasty with a nice finish. Good mature port.Average score15.50
Last tasted15th May 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1985
ColourRather dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMenthol, toffee and burned sugar in bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Some sweetness. Elegant and easy to like and drink. Mature and at its peak. Burned sugar in flavour. Quite attractive finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted19th April 2012Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1985
ColourYellow beautiful mature colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetFudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, at its peak and perhaps a little more. Raisin in flavour. Nice finish but this port has been better before.Average score15.32
Last tasted22nd October 2012Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetVery complex bouquet of fudge, toffee, old grocery shop, violet, cacao, some coffee and crème caramel. Excellent nose.Score range16.50 - 17.50
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 score16.96
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1985
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBerry and dark cherry nose. Quite complex.Score range
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin. Fruity but rather mature with a nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted6th January 1999Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalezVintage1985
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, fudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature with toffee in the taste. Peaking and will not be better. Balanced and elegant port with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd February 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1985
ColourQuite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings20
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, some orange zest, some cacao, butterscotch and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Toffee, cacao and much more in flavour. Quite mature and peaking but still some soft tannin. Will probably not be better? Balanced, complex and elegant with a long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.53
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings23
BouquetLiquorice, ginger, cherry, cacao, cream toffee, roasted coffee, fudge, vanilla and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Toffee, fudge, cherry, candy Christmas spiciness in flavour in taste. Quite mature but with still a hint of elegant acidity and soft tannins, will probably improve. Complex and very elegant. A balanced port with a wonderful and long delicate finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted22nd August 2019Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. Elegant with burned sugar flavour and a good finish. Easy to like.Average score15.24
Last tasted6th April 2011Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
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
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetWonderful nose. Chocolate, tea, cinnamon, ginger, old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, peaking and elegant. Old grocery shop in flavour. Very tasty with a balanced and excellent finish. Delicious port!Average score16.18
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetFudge, red whortleberry and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.90
TasteMedium bodied. Tight. Still some fruit and at its peak. Elegant complex and balanced tannin with a quite nice finish.Average score16.32
Last tasted22nd October 2012Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinsVintage1985
ColourNot bright but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLiquorice, toffee and nuts in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Nuts in taste. Balanced and elegant with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th January 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
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
HouseNiepoortVintage1985
ColourVery dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetMint and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Immature but elegant and lots of tannins. A complex and never ending finish. Will develop to a wonderful port!Average score16.75
Last tasted1st February 2014Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
*3 bottles included the last one have been defect. Tasting notes from 2 October 1994.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1985
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely coffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied but still immature. Sweet. Complex and balanced with a promising finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 1994Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseOsborneVintage1985
ColourBeautiful, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather shy bouquet with burned sugar, toffee and some walnuts in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking.. Sweet. Easy to drink and like with toffee in taste. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted4th January 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
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 very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
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 remain. Elegant and balanced. Long and very attractive finish. A wonderful port from Poca.Average score16.25
Last tasted6th September 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePousada
Pocas Jr
Vintage1985
ColourStill very dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetComplex generous nose of coffee, tea and figs.Score range15.00 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature at its peak. Elegant and complex with a generous, complex and balanced finish. Wonderful port.Average score15.61
Last tasted30th October 2003Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1985
ColourQuite dark blue with yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings3
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 tasted31st July 2006Point this date16.90
CommentWith the family at a trip to Gotland in Sweden.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetComplex nose of dried fruit and burned sugar.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and at its peak. Easy to drink and like. Have a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.86
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Val da FigueiraVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature and quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, ginger, zest of lemon and citrus.Score range17.00 - 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 score
Last tasted16th December 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetAlcoholic nose, not quite balancedScore range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Alcoholic and unbalanced but the finish not so bad. Drinkable but not attractive.Average score15.29
Last tasted9th July 2007Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family.
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.Number of tastings12
BouquetPharmacy, roses, figs, fudge, butterscotch and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Attractive taste with figs butterscotch and fudge in taste. Balanced and very elegant with a long, rather complex and very attractive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score15.86
Last tasted12th December 2016Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1985
ColourDark with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex crème caramel, coffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied, immature and full of tannins. Lovely and long quite unbelievable finish.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2002Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage1985
ColourStill quite dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetLovely fresh bread and ginger bread on the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin. Rather mature. Elegant and balanced with a lovely finish.Average score15.40
Last tasted30th August 2004Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark cherries, coffee, cacao, toffee and fudge and with some curry and violet in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft tannins. Toffee and liquorice in taste. Quite dry but good balance and a complex and elegant long finish.Average score16.04
Last tasted19th April 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetBurned sugar, liquorice, French plums, cacao and some cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Still elegant with burned sugar and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Nice and rather long finish but will not be better so drink up and enjoy. Is drying out in the glass.Average score15.64
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetUnclean nose of mushroom and lingonberry.Score range14.50 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mushroom and lingonberry in flavour. Something has happened with this vintage. Short and a rather unattractive finish.Average score14.75
Last tasted4th March 2013Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
*5 bottles have been defect including the last one! Notes from 29 October 2011. Avoid this vintage.
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
HouseRomarizVintage1985
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings18
BouquetCacao, candy, coffee and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak, maybe even a little old but balanced and quite elegant. Will not be better. Easy to drink and like with cacao and dark chocolate in taste and with a quite long finish. Quite attractive port indeed.Average score15.99
Last tasted16th December 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetLovely bouquet of cinnamon, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the noseScore range14.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Oak and herbs in flavour. Complex and balanced with a long and quite generous finish.Average score15.04
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date14.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
4 bottles have not been so good including this one. They have been a little unbalanced and old. 1 bottle defect
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings13
BouquetStill some mulberry, liquorice, fudge, cacao, marzipan, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the nose. Quite elegant.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature almost pealing but will maybe be a little better. Balanced and complex. Fudge, cacao and roasted coffee in flavour. Quite long and rather attractive finish.Average score16.15
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1985
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
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 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 tasted26th September 2015Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
3 out of 5 bottles have been defect.
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 in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex nose of candy, crème caramel, toffee and old grocery shop.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with toffee in taste. Long, lovely and attractive finish. Astonishing port indeed!Average score
Last tasted1st February 2014Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings22
BouquetCacao, old grocery shop, cinnamon, toffee, Christmas spiciness, candy and ginger bread in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft and elegant tannin. Will probably be better. Gingerbread, cinnamon and a lot of other things in flavour. Complex and balanced with an attractive and rather long finish. Very easy to drink and like. Lovely port indeed!Average score16.16
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1985
ColourBeautiful quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings24
BouquetWonderful bouquet of roses, violets, crème caramel, nuts, cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Almost mature and peaking but still some soft tannin and will probably be better and on top many years ahead. Violets, crème caramel and Christmas spiciness in flavour. Complex and attractive port with an extremely long finish. What a lovely port!Average score16.66
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Housevan ZellersVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely complex bouquet of dark chocolate, cacao, toffee and candy in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Elegant, complex and balanced port with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted27th July 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, candy and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some delicious old acidity. Balanced and quite elegant with taste of burned sugar, burned candy and crème caramel. The finish is rather long and quite nice. Will not be better so drink up as soon as you can!Average score
Last tasted29th September 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1985
ColourStill dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetViolet, ginger, old grocery shop and cinnamon but also toffee, fudge and butterscotch and a lot more in the nose.Score range16.40 - 17.25
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 score16.63
Last tasted24th May 2019Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Masterclass Tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, sweet liquorice. Dark chocolate and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but with still some delicate tannin. Balanced and quite complex. Burned sugar, sweet liquorice and some dark chocolate in flavour with a nice, quite attractive and lovely sweet finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted9th January 2019Point this date16.40
CommentIn our Private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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