Château La Cardonne is one of Bordeaux's top Cru Bourgeois vineyards. Its vines produce a stylish Médoc wine with a complex bouquet of ripe fruits, oaky notes of liquorice and spice, ending on a long and elegant finish.
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St Emilion Grand Cru
This 1985 wine has a classic Bordeaux nose, with tobacco, soil and meat floating around a core of dark plums and cherry aromas. The palate is still just on the right side of drinking nicely, with decent acidity keeping its pleasant, albeit rather simple flavours of cassis and plums rather fresh and lively. A good finish with tones of plum and cherries.
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The 1985 Croft Vintage Port is now mature and shows aromas that border on overripeness and offers scents of plums and black cherries. Full-bodied, rich yet lush and soft, this husky wine had loads of concentration, a very sweet long finish and light tannins.
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Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry).
"Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth; long finish
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"Drinking beautifully now at early optimal maturity, this has at least another few years of development in front of it and many years of drinking pleasure after that. Now it is nicely developed, well integrated, juicy and ripe with a nice balance between its power, weight, and texture; it is succulent but still elegant. Delicious. Really excellent." On-Line Publication of Spec’s Update 12/2005
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Vintage Port LIBRARY RELEASE FROM OPORTO
Excellent Provenance. These bottles of Fonseca 1985 Vintage Port have been shipped straight from Fonseca's Cellars in Oporto to our cellars in Fordingbridge. They are in perfect condition.
The 1985 Fonseca Vintage Port has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage. (November 2006).
Dense ruby/purple with the Oriental spice-box aroma, …
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Vintage Port 2x75cl bottles
Includes double wooden Fonseca gift box as illustrated
Drinking wonderfully now, the 1985 Fonseca Vintage port is one of the stars of the '80's. A great gift comprising of two bottles for a special family and friends gathering. It has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage.
Price: £189.00 (13 in Stock)
Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
** Please note this is a rare magnum format **
Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
Price: £285.00 (4 in Stock)
Harveys Vintage Port (Martinez)
This 1985 Vintage Port from Harveys represents the last bottling of port from this historic company. The contents are from Martinez Gassiot owned by Harveys at the time.
Deep red, but starting to mellow and with a slight lightening on the rim; 90% opaque. Not revealing much on the nose, some redcurrant and perhaps a touch of VA that adds a dose of concentrated perfume to the nose. Modest body, soft tannins balance the sweet raspberry fruit and there is a decent core of acidity. Chewy finish of nut skins and raspberry seeds with an interesting orange zest bitterness. Drinking nicely now.
Price: £59.95 (1 in Stock)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Surprisingly opaque and purple, this port has a tightly knit but compact structure, fine depth of fruit, full body, yet seems to tail off in the finish. One of the more tannic and closed ports of this otherwise charming, precocious vintage. (1/1989)
Medium purple-ruby with fresh raspberry and chocolate aromas, full-bodied with plenty of raspberry flavors, silky medium tannins and a fresh finish. (12/1989)
Price: £65.00 (7 in Stock)