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...

Classic Vintage1985

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.

The late entertainer and cartoonist Willy Rushton visited Taylor Fladgate's Quinta de Vargellas in 1985 and drew his memorable sketches of the Taylor Fladgate’s Vintage at Vargellas.

 

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.

ACCOLADES

Impressively deep, intense, plumy; rich, figgy concentrated nose, fairly sweet, full bodied, rich, good length, still hard but with that extra...

Michael Broadbent MW, The Great Vintage Wine Book II

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Taylor Fladgate announces Classic Vintage 2017 and Vargellas Vinha Velha 2017

Taylor Fladgate is pleased to announce the declaration of 2017 as a Classic Vintage. According to house custom, the declaration is made on...

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