A harmonious wine. Good, deep-purple color and fragrant raspberry and earthy aromas. Full-bodied yet reserved, with fine, full tannins and a long, delicious finish.
(From 1983 Vintage) Wine Spectator: 97 points
Robert Parker(From 1983 Vintage) "This house tends to produce quite full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, spirited vintage ports that never have a great deal of complexity or finesse but offer meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, alcoholic flavors at the expense of elegance. The 1985 was placed in a tasting where I also inserted the 1983 Cockburn as a ringer. I was surprised to find out, upon revealing the wines, that the massive blockbuster of the tasting was the 1983, and the soft, intensely fruity, forward wine was the 1985. While t...