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Warres Vintage Port 1985 CONFIRM 1985 VINTAGE

Touriga & Tinto Douro Portugal
From start to finish, the quality of fruit harvested in 1985 from the great Quintas of Cavadinha and Retiro, were uniformly healthy and fresh with no traces of defect. Warre had every reason to be extremely pleased with growing season 1985. A great classic vintage, yielding rich wines, characterised by intense aromas, good fruit and firm tannins. The best kept bottles will age very well for decades.
Each
$249.99
Dozen
$2999.00
The complexity, elegance and balance of Warre's Vintage Ports are a synergy of the great Quintas, da Cavadinha in Pinhão Valley and do Retiro in the Rio Torto. Warre also continue to make much of their Port by treading in stone lagares or shallow treading tanks. The Upper Douro is one of the last places in the world where traditional treading is still practised. This is not done to entertain visitors but because it continues to produce the best Port. Always the innovators, Warre have further developed a unique robotic lagar, a low and square tank fitted with mechanical treading pistons whose gentle movements replicate the action of the human foot by actually treading the grapes against the floor.
Dark ruby colour. The elegant nose exudes a characteristic Warre flowery nose. Tremendous backbone and a rich complexity of balanced fruit on the palate. It's solid structure indicates a long lasting Vintage.
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