Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1985
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.
Dark garnet in color with some bricking apparent, this was "not a particularly good example," according to Fladgate Partnership CEO Adrian Bridge. It was still enjoyable, but seemed to lack midpalate lushness, ending green and firm.