1985 Warre's Vintage Port

- 750 ml
91
WS
Availability: In Stock
$105.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
12735-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

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. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Drink now.

Wine Spectator | 91 WS
This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. 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. The soft tannins and precocious appeal of the 1985 suggest rapid maturation.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 90 RP

Sokolin 1985 Warre's Vintage Port Tasting Notes:

One of Warre’s sweetest and most impressive vintages in recent memory, this beautiful Port wastes no time in dazzling everyone in its vicinity. From the lively ruby color to the chewy, almost meaty texture and mouthfeel, all of your senses will get to participate in this beautiful display of viticultural prowess. The nose offers warm, seductive aromatic traces like chocolate, leather, and sweet spice. This feeling of sensual sweetness continues towards the palate, where this wine displays jammy, concentrated, layered fruit flavors. It’s like eating grandma’s homemade marmalade, and the finish is ethereal, soft and gentle while lasting long enough to satisfy even the most demanding wine veterans.

It’s ready to drink now, but if you have other ideas, you can sit on it for a while longer. Still, if you see an opportunity, why not uncork a bottle or two for an important guest or a group of friends?
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Availability In Stock
Vintage 1985
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Portugal: In many ways, Portuguese wine is the result of various cultural incursions and different traditions being brought to the region. It's a melting pot of ideas and styles, and this is perfectly reflected in the wines themselves. Portugal is home to an incredible number of unique varietals, which makes each wine that much more exciting and irreplicable. Visiting Portugal is one of the most enlightening parts of an individual's life-long wine journey, and some would say the region is still underappreciated. Open your mind to Portugal's wines and expand your horizons. Make sure to save a bottle or two for your friends!
Producer Warre's
Rating 91 WS
Region Port: Oporto is the home to the most exceptional Portuguese wines out there. Located on the Atlantic coast, one of the largest cities of Portugal is also one of the most well-regarded wine regions in this European country. At its beginnings, Port wine was more acidic and dry than today. That was due to brandy, which winemakers added to wine to keep it stable before they shipped it to the UK. Later on, brandy was used to capture the sweet ripe grape flavors, which contributed to the maturing potential of Port wines. Vinho do Porto is one of the favorite dessert wines for many, given it's usually irresistibly sweet. However, other varieties are also known to win the hearts of wine enthusiasts all over the world with beautiful whites, and delicious semi-dry reds, whether they're aged in bottles or in barrels. There are more than a hundred different grape varieties in Port, but only five have made it to the top. Tinta Barroca, typical for the Douro region, and Tempranillo, known for its early ripening, are some of the most commonly blended ones. Tempranillo is also famous for its remarkable strawberry and plum hints on the palate. To get to know Port wines, one must not miss out on Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, or Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port.
Type of Wine Port: Port wines have always been different than other European wines due to their history with brandy, and today they're highly appreciated by wine enthusiasts on all the continents. Red Port wines are typically made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, and Touriga Nacional grape varietals. As for whites, most of them are based on Gouveio, Moscatel Galego, and Malvasia Fina varieties.
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Varietal Other
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