Wine Spectator 93 pts: "Medium ruby. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is just starting to come around and offers wonderful flavors. Long life ahead, but ready to try." (JS) (Web Only—2008) 


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91pts: "The 1985 Taylor’s Vintage Port was one of my “go-to” Ports around 20 years ago, however, I suspect it has lost some of its initial vigor since then. It just lacks the gumption on the nose that I expected, yet it is still attractive with red berry fruit, clove and dried fig. It is rather muffled compared to say, the 1992 or 1994. The palate is lightly spiced, quite peppery on the entry, a fleshier take on Taylor’s although, this bottle suggests has lost some of its substance in recent years. Perfectly drinkable now but I would not cellar this as long as the aforementioned vintages. Tasted at the 'Big Fortified Tasting' in London." (NM)  (6/2018)


Jancis Robinson 18.5/20pts: "Fig, Christmas spice, milk chocolate and sweet coffee – really flamboyant and peacockish. A great example of port in all its pomp and grandeur. And still loaded with fruit! Invincible?"  (RH) (5/2018)

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port, Portugal 1985

SKU: fladgate_1985_CA



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