1985 Andresen

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19510
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 13:52 Sun 22 Nov 2015

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19510
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 13:35 Wed 25 Nov 2015

Noon. Cork loose. Managed to get the corkscrew in, and the top two-thirds came out but the last third crumbled. Paler in colour than the others, and (very small) decanter priming sample show more acidity than ideal. Let us hope it improves.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19510
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 17:56 Thu 26 Nov 2015

A85, decanted noon. Red-red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose mostly dry, with a hint of artificial sweetener. Palate light, throughout. Dry mid-palate. Pleasant, but drink up.

User avatar
Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 407
Joined: 17:40 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Location: Croydon

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by Doggett » 12:44 Mon 30 Nov 2015

A85 Very pleasant port, but not anything special. Some tawnying and caramels. Possibly an early ager and ready to drink up now. 87 points

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19510
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by jdaw1 » 22:17 Tue 01 Dec 2015


User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10894
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by AHB » 22:54 Sun 27 Dec 2015

The colour of polished redwood, 40% opaque. Attractive nose, of gently spiced stewed plums. Smooth entry, nice texture and enveloping flavours. Limited fruit with plenty of maturity but nice levels of acidity. Great balance on the palate with a nice blend of fresh fruit and leather overtones. Fragrant and pleasant if a little light. 86/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2248
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1985 Andresen

Post by flash_uk » 13:33 Wed 06 Jan 2016

30% opacity, orange brown. Nose of oranges. Clean palate, sweet, slight heat, very smooth, oranges. Slightly lightweight though and lacking any tannin.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest