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96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. (RP)" (01/1989) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This...
Price: $149.99

93 points John Gilman: "I have had this wine a number of times out of half bottle over the last few years, and it is a lovely drink in the smaller-sized format. However, in 750 ml. it is not even remotely near ready. The nose is deep and still rather reticent in this size, reluctantly offering up a fine mix of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, a bit of tar, violets, smoke and spicy wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and very well-delineated, with a rock solid core of fruit currently buttoned up tight behind a wall of ripe tannin. The finish is long...
Price: $129.99

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96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. (RP)" (01/1989) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This...
Price: $139.99

96 points Decanter: "A troublesome vintage for many shippers, but Fonseca 1985 never fails to impress: tight-knit, dense and minty with a core of concentration and pure berry fruit. Succulent, wonderfully fresh and vibrant at 30 years old. Peacock’s tail of a finish. A real ‘wow’ of a wine that promises to last a lifetime. (RM)" (11/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Fonseca is still youthful in appearance with hardly any ageing on the rim. The nose offers kirsch, sloes and Christmas cake. With time, there are subtle notes of drie...
Price: $109.99

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of walnuts, dried fruit and raisins. Surprisingly rich and powerful. Yet medium-bodied now. Concludes with a nutty finish. Beautiful. Drink now." (01/2017) 93 points Vinous: "The 1985 Dow’s Vintage Port has a gorgeous, very pure bouquet with mulberry, leather, terracotta tiles on a warm day, and hints of clove all beautifully defined. The palate is very well balanced with supple tannin, lightly spiced on the entry, touches of liquorice and black pepper, curry powder and ginger with a very harmonious and long finish. Th...
Price: $99.99


95 points John Gilman: "The 1985 Cheval Blanc is a beautiful bottle of young wine that still needs several years of cellaring to fully reach its apogee and start to show all of its multi-layered complexity. The bouquet is deep and clearly destined for profundity, but still a tad primary in its mélange of dark berries, menthol, tobacco leaf, gravelly soil tones, smoke and a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still quite tight, with a great core of pure fruit, impeccable focus and balance, ripe tannins and great length and g...

95 points John Gilman: "The 1985 Cheval Blanc is a beautiful bottle of young wine that still needs several years of cellaring to fully reach its apogee and start to show all of its multi-layered complexity. The bouquet is deep and clearly destined for profundity, but still a tad primary in its mélange of dark berries, menthol, tobacco leaf, gravelly soil tones, smoke and a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still quite tight, with a great core of pure fruit, impeccable focus and balance, ripe tannins and great length and g...

Jancis Robinson: "De Boüard’s first vintage, and already aged on the lees. Sweet and rather gorgeous and with some freshness. Kerpow! There is a bit of decay but also liquorice." (11/2011) Wine Spectator: "Very concentrated, with plum and cassis character and a hint of nuts. It's full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and loads of coffee and fruit on the finish. Better after 1996." (10/1994) K&L Notes: 90 points Neal Martin for Wine Advocate: "Tasted at Farr Vintners’ vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The 1985 has declined since I tasted it five ye...
Price: $499.99

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1985 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port (90RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My experience with Smith-Woodhouse is limited. Is the 1985 the sleeper of the vintage? An astonishing amount of creamy, black-cherry and chocolate-scented fruit fills the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is loaded with extract, great length, and has super finish with plenty of fruit and tannin in proper balance. (RP)" (01/1989)
Starting Bid: $131.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1985 Soutard, St-Émilion (90RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Soutard is a sensationally rich, tannic, deep, multidimensional wine that balances muscle and grace. It is more supple than usual, but still capable of 20 or more years of longevity. (RP)" (01/1998)
Starting Bid: $74.00

Bid on this bottle of 1985 DRC Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru (100WS, 96RP, 95JG, 95VN, 94BH). Wine Spectator: "A truly great wine. Amazing concentration, brimming with focused cherry, plum, smoke and cinnamon flavors, all tied together into a harmonious package that keeps echoing and changing with every sip. Beautfiully smooth but firm on the palate, it has the uncanny feeling of power with no weight, only mass. *#3 Top 100 Wines of 1988* (HS)" (02/1988)
Starting Bid: $2,925.00

Bid on this bottle of 1985 Domaine Ponsot Clos De La Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes (98RP, (94-97VN), 95BH, 90WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The irregular Ponsot estate turned out a great portfolio of 1985s, the finest of which is the Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes. There is no color degradation in this saturated dark ruby-colored 1985. The spectacular aromatics display scents of caramel, blackberry and cherry fruit, smoke, dried herbs, and leather. Fleshy and succulent, with an expansive, chewy texture, outstanding purity, and a long, lusty finish, this is a terrific example from Ponsot. It should drink well for 10-12 years, perhaps longer. (RP)" (02/2002)
Starting Bid: $6,245.00

Bid on this bottle of 1985 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A consistently delicious example of Vieux-Telegraphe, this spicy, fruity, exuberant, flamboyant wine is full-bodied, juicy, and succulent. Although it lacks the extra dimension of flavor and complexity necessary to merit an outstanding score, it consistently provides a pleasing, mouthfilling glass of textbook Vieux-Telegraphe. (RP)" (01/1997)
Starting Bid: $95.01

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1985 Maison Roche de Bellene Corton-Renardes Grand Cru.
Starting Bid: $145.00

Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1985 La Maison Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Beaumonts" (93BH). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "While there is the initial hints of bricking, the nose is still quite fresh with pretty spice, stone and secondary fruit aromas leading to rich, detailed and equally mineral-driven middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, delicious, mouth coating and impressively lingering finish. I very much like the underlying sense of harmony and overall balance and unlike many '85s that are tiring today, this is going to be with us for years to come." (10/2010)
Starting Bid: $444.00

Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1985 Graham's Vintage Port (96RP, 96WS, 94JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. (RP)" (01/1989)
Starting Bid: $240.00

Bid on this bottle of 1985 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (95RP, 95WS, 94ST, 93JG). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted single blind at the 1985 Bordeaux horizontal, the 1985 Château Lynch Bages was pitted against two other wines, both First Growths, and it more than held its own. In many ways it is a forerunner for the brilliant 1989 and 1990 that Jean-Michel crafted, though the 1985 has always been more elegant and comely in style. The nose is impressive after three decades with melted tar, a touch of peppermint and delineated black fruit that seem to gain intensity with each passing moment in the glass. Strangely those secondary notes of bay leaf and dried herbs make way for more primal fruit-derived scents with aeration! The palate does not disappoint. Medium rather than full-bodied, beautifully defined tannins and supremely well-judged acidity, this Lynch-Bages is just so well balanced. Hints of black truffle and sandalwood unfold towards the finish that has disarming purity and great p
Starting Bid: $196.00

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