Category Archives: 1985

1985 Dow’s Vintage Port

dows851 Had this at a port tasting at the Corson Building yesterday. It was a scorching 97 degrees, and probably hotter inside. Dark purple to ruby color. On the nose, youthful but showing development, medium+ intensity, plum, black cherry, fig, licorice, spice, perfume, chocolate, some chalky earth component, and a small amount of oak. On the palate, sweet, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, seamless, beautifully balanced, lots of depth, monstrous finish. Everything you could ever want in a vintage port.    

1985 Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac

Don’t know that much about that vintage but under-appreciated Bordeaux producer, that has long delivered super high quality without the price tag. Some might argue the other way, but you can still find some well aged wine from this producer from about $100, that’s almost remarkable. Deep garnet, with browning edges medium intensity. On the…Continue Reading