- Type of wineFortified wine
A relatively dry fortified wine combining primary dark fruits with complex brandy spirit, soft oak characters and tarry notes from long term barrel aging.
The 1985 Moss Wood Vintage Port has been named after Keith Mugford Senior who has had a long term relationship with McLaren Vale and a similar long term love affair with fortified wines. Keith Senior who (like his son) had despaired of ever seeing the 1985 in bottle, often mentioned, with some chagrin that he had not been given the opportunity of monitoring this wine's progress.
The 1985 Moss Wood Keith Mugford Senior Vintage Port has a medium ruby colour with a slightly tawny edge. It doesn't have that fresh fruit character (mulberry, blackberry) that vintage ports get from early bottling, its style is rather that of a liqueur port. On the nose, it shows toasty cashews, plum and caramel aromas. The palate is sound, soft and lush with rich caramel and toffee flavours with some tails character from the fortifying spirit evident on the finish. It has a whopping 19 of alcohol but is very drinkable.