1985
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 34 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 Amarone della Valpolicella

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources
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1985 Bramaterra

Produced mainly with Nebbiolo grapes cultivated on the slopes of Monte Rosa, west of Gattinara, of medium aging, 2 years minimum, it comes from a knowledgeable use of aging wood.
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1985 Chateau Bel-Air Lagrave

The Seguin-Bacquey family have owned this nine-hectare Moulis property for over 150 years. The vineyard is planted with 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot and 5% petit verdot.
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1985 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

***94 Points, Jeanie Cho Lee***
***95 Parker Points ***

"A fully mature Cos at its prime; delicious to drink with seamless texture and velvety tannins.
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1985 Chateau Coutet

Orange/copper hue, orange marmalade, picks up some delicate caramel, lighter weight, elegant, moderate sweetness great acidity gives it verve, very nice now, lots of life left.
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1985 Chateau La Cardonne

Château La Cardonne is one of Bordeaux's top Cru Bourgeois vineyards. Its vines produce a stylish Médoc wine with a complex bouquet of ripe fruits, oaky notes of liquorice and spice, ending on a long and elegant finish.
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1985 Chateau La Tour Carnet

A classified growth that remains somewhat under-the-radar. La Tour Carnet’s 1985 is made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
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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 Chateau Prieure-Lichine

This is the finest Prieure-Lichine produced in many a year. The property is now doing malolactic fermentation in barrel as well as micro-bullage (oxygination of its lees, which is practiced in some Burgundy and St.
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