Bettane et Desseauve 17/20
RVF GUIDE (Revue du Vin de France) 16,5/20
Aged for one year in glass demijohns outside, since then in 350-hectolitre oak casks.
Boasting great concentration, this vintage is a deep and dense color. It exhales strong aromas of cocoa, prunes and walnuts, the latter of which is characteristic of very old fortified wines. The palate is suave and refined.
1985 MILLESIME is a fabulous after dinner drink. It equally forms a velvety envelop around chocolate.
Manual harvest. The fruit is de-stemmed. Extra alcohol is added (mutage) directly on the fruit, and then the whole is allowed to steep for 30 days in order to extract the aromas and polyphenols from the grapes, ensuring a nice balance of fruit, alcohol and sugar.