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Warre's 1985

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Baumé: 3,2

Tasting Notes

Symington Family Tasting Room critic

Symington Family Estates source
2014 tasting note year

Warre’s 1985 Vintage has a ruby red colour. Now 29 years old this wine is wonderfully aromatic, packed with complex aromas of ripe red and dark fruits with floral undertones. On the palate typically Warre in style with tremendous elegance and finesse, packed with dark fruit flavours such as black cherry and plums, and silky tannins leading to a long and lingering finish. Drinking wonderfully now but will continue to age gracefully for many years.


Decanter World Wine Awards (competition) source
2013 tasting note year

Rated: 4 Stars

Score: Silver Medal


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2013 tasting note year

Cherry red colour, lovely mature, spicy plum fruit with undertones of blackberry.  Resolved tannin revealing layers of complex berry fruit and a lengthy finish.

Score: Gold Medal

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Dark ruby colour. This elegant wine has a characteristic Warre flowery nose, with tremendous backbone and a rich complexity of balanced fruit on the palate. Its solidity shows it to be a lasting Vintage.

Jancis Robinson MW critic source
2006 tasting note year

Very very dark. Sweet, spicy, liquorice nose. Very broad start to the palate and then dried fruits on the finish. Lots of firm tannins still. Still relatively embryonic. Heat on the finish. Lovely spice on the finish. Not the most stereotypically feminine Warre style of wine. Powerful finish. Almost brawny with some wild fruit and flower flavours on the nose. Still chewy.

Score: 18.5/20

Andrew Jefford critic

World of Fine Wine (magazine) source
2004 tasting note year

Impressive, well-constructed aromas. Rich-textured, lush, almost salty flavours, with big piles of fruit heaped up one upon the other and a real warm brandied base beneath. Big, welcoming and extravagant (…) Lovely, exuberant, extravagant Vintage Port for the mid-term.

Score: 18/20

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (booklet, Sutcliffe, 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

Wet violets - some undergrowth too. Lots of roasted fruit on the palate. Great depth - has more dimension than most. Roasted currants. Liquorice and gummy.

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1990 tasting note year

There is plenty of grip and backbone here. Deep purple, with concentrated grape and violet aromas, full-bodied, with a huge grapy flavors, excellent backbone and a long finish.

Score: 91/100

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1987 tasting note year

WARRE has been making exceptionally fine Ports of late and their 1985 is the sweetest and richest of their recent Vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full blown bouquet and impeccable balance.

Score: 90/100

More about Warre's

To learn more about Warre's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Warre's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of the three key Warre's properties, Quinta da Cavadinha, Quinta do Retiro Antigo and Quinta da Telhada.  If you would like to learn even more about Warre's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Warre's website.

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