Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cão
Includes grapes which have been traditionally foot trodden. Aged for two years in large old casks, prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined.
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.
Now to 2035
Of all the Port houses, few are more renowned and historic as Taylor's. Taylor's is one of the oldest founding Port Houses; a history that began in 1692, it remains to this day independent and family-owned. It's ageing cellars remain in Oporto, the birthplace of the Port industry.
Taylor's is also revered for its innovation, having pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage style. Its resources are unrivalled, with one of the largest reserves of cask-aged wines to create their tawny Ports and an extensive ownership of the top vineyard sites throughout the Douro.
Pair, classically, with a full flavoured cheese board selection, served with walnut bread and quince jelly. Equally enjoy on its own and sip into the evening.
In the press
Impressively deep, intense, plumy; rich, figgy concentrated nose, fairly sweet, full bodied, rich, good length, still hard but with that extra Taylor after taste. Great potential. 5 stars, potentially outstanding. Michael Broadbent MW, The Great Vintage Wine Book II
Meaty, raspberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, fresh blueberry – a wonderful combo. Tobacco, sausage meat, smoke, leather, smooth tannins and fabulous vivacity. Julia Harding MW ( Tasted July 2010) jancisrobinson.com