1985 Taylor

Dubbed the “Latour of Portugal” by Robert Parker, the quality of Taylor’s output has made it world-famous. Considered one of the benchmarks for Vintage Port, its wines are loved the world over for their elegance, poise and power.


This 1985 Taylor’s Vintage Port is no exception and one we are delighted to offer at an incredibly good price. With 30 years of aging in Taylor’s cellars, it combines perfect provenance with delicious full-bodied flavour for spectacular results. This is a firm buy - and with Christmas just around the corner, would make a perfect addition to the festive table.


What’s more, it represents outstanding value for money and despite the decades of perfect storage and impeccable pedigree and heritage, prices for this prestigious Port remain extremely reasonable. A great opportunity to add something truly special to the cellar, we are delighted to offer:

Size Availability? price? Qty
£623.00 DP
£55.00 DP

Average critic rating : 94.0 points



A very youthful deep garnet core with ruby rim. This has a much more precocious nose than the -83 with ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, black olives and a certain minerality to it. Very fresh and well defined, the palate is full-bodied, certainly more structured and complex than the previous two declarations. Notes of black cherry, fig, raisin with a hint of savoury fruit towards the finish that has great length and refinement. Still in its youth, this has great potential and might be over-shadowed by the ensuing two vintages. Nov 2007, www.erobertparker.com.



Medium ruby. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is just starting to come around and offers wonderful flavors. Long life ahead, but ready to try. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Drink now. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2008


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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