Details of production
Made only in the very finest years – known as declared vintages – Vintage Ports are blended from the best produce of the firms own estates of Quinta de Vargellas, Quinta de Terra Feita and more recently, Quinta do Junco. The Vintage of 1985 was preceded by an exceptionally cold, wet Winter. Bud burst took place early in April and flowering around the end of May. The Summer was hot throughout and the harvest started on 26th September. By the close of harvest it was apparent that the year had produced Port wines of exceptional quality. Tasting notes
Intense ruby colour, now just beginning to open out. Rich, complete, multidimensional nose, displaying elements of both youth and maturity. Aromas of ripe berry fruit, liquorice and butterscotch with scented violet notes. The palate is now quite smooth and round with velvety well integrated tannins and masses of rich figgy fruit flavour. Warm mellow finish full of rich jammy fruit. How to serve
Any blue, buttery, mellow and slighty piquant cheeses will pair well with this wine, try: Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Agur Blue.