1985 Taylor

Producer: Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman SA
Vintage: 1985
Grape variety: Port blend
Origin: Portugal, Douro Valley, Douro Valley
Appellation: Port
Date tasted: 15 December 2005
Price when tasted: £52

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Tasting notes


Tight, concentrated maturing fruit. Full, concentrated, sweet, complex, enduring length. Drink 2010-15.


<li> the best of the 1985 port vintage <li> enjoy now, or keep for up to 10 years <br /><br /> This Vintage Port came out top in a recent Christie's Master Class on 1985 Vintage Ports, beating the likes of Dow, Graham and Fonseca. The colour of the Tay


Full, young colour, showing no age at all. The nose is packed with spice and tea-leaf fruit, the palate really superb, with dense, ripe, rounded fruit and none of the rawness of some other wines, yet with that famous Taylor grip. A really lovely Port that


Deep, youthful black with a narrow crimson rim. Tight, glossy and unyielding on the nose, with underlying fruit coming through. Big, structured and balanced on the palate. Solid fruit flavours.

Warm, evolved blackcurrant fruit aromas, with creamy undertones. Good, dense, tannic layer providing backbone on the palate, with warm, spicy fruit flavours.

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