Wine and Port

1985 Wine and Port

1985 Wine Vintage Report

1985 Vintage Port :

1985-vintage-portThe 1985 is a great classic Port Vintage, with concentrated, rich and potent wines. The year was a general declaration of vintage, the majority of Houses judging it to be up to their high standards. 1985 was a model year for the growth of the vines: a wet winter followed by a moderate spring led into an extremely warm June and a hot July and August. The harvest took place under perfect weather conditions, and the fermentations went well also. From the very start shippers were predicting outstanding wines. The resulting ports are characterised as being forward with enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. They are at the peak of their maturity and will remain so for another 10-15 years. A Port from 1985 would make an excellent 36 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

1985 Italian :

1985 was an outstanding vintage for Italian wines, one of the best in the last 50 years for Piedmont and Tuscany. The vintage produced wines of great consistency, and the best wines should be great.

1985 Bordeaux :

The 1985 wine vintage produced examples that are characterised by being well developed, rich and having a seductive complexity with an attractive perfume. A drought for much of August and September led to concentrated grapes at harvest. The wines have now generally gone through the peak of their maturity and should be drunk within the next few years.

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1985 Barolo

The 1985 Manfaletto has a nice depth, good fruit, some complexity (clove, beefstock); gentle acidity and tannins, fullish, smooth and supple, lovely glycerine, good weight; lovely length.
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1985 Cabernet

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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1985 Chateau Latour

The 1985 Latour is a soft, open-knit wine. The dark ruby colour displays amber at the edge. The bouquet is of tobacco, black fruits, herbs, earth, and new oak.
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1985 Lagrein

Lagrein produces wine which has high acidity and low pH, and highly tannic. Eric Asimov notes that Lagrein produces “ ... congenial, straightforward w
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1985 Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy.
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1985 Sizzano

The wines Sizzano must be made from grapes coming from the following varieties: Nebbiolo (Span): 50-70%; Vespolina and Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) alone or in combination 30-50%.
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1985 Teroldego

Teroldego is a red Italian grape variety grown primarily in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. The wine Teroldego Rotaliano, which is made with this grape in Trentino, has had DOC status since 18 February 1971.
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1985 Chateau d'Issan

Wine critic Robert Parker writes of this wine..."Along with the 1983, the 1985 is the finest d'Issan produced during the eighties. The wine exhibits a more saturated color than the 1986, although some lightening is noticeable at the edge.
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