1985 Croft Vintage Port

SKU #980266 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 1985... 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. (RP)  (1/1989)

Wine Spectator

 This is evolving slightly more quickly than I expected, but there are still plenty of clean cherry notes on the nose and palate. Medium to deep ruby, with a slightly roasted-nut, cherry nose. Medium-bodied, with a well defined backbone and medium tannins. (Web Only—1998)

K&L Notes

4 stars from Michael Broadbent: "Extremely good, rich nose and fine flavour. An attractive, well-balanced wine."

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/24/2015 | Send Email
30 year Anniversary wine. Perfect right now. Decant and enjoy.
Drink from 2015 to 2017

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Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
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Port

- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare. View our bestselling Port.