1985 Fonseca

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 20:32 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 22:12 Fri 10 Mar 2017

65% opacity, dark red, cloudy. Red fruit on the nose. Great structure, tannic, red fruits, a little more mature than I usually associate with F85. Very nice all round though.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:02 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Part of a parcel sourced from Seckfords. Surprisingly mature appearance (at least compared with recent experience of this wine); 85% opaque. Little showing on the surprisingly hollow nose but the entry onto the palate is wonderful with sweet fruit and redcurrant jelly. The mid-palate is a real delight with so many layers of flavour. There is a touch of heat on the aftertaste before a lovely round, fruit-led finish of sweetened redcurrant takes over. This is a very long and very concentrated port. 92/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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