1985 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by KillerB » 17:04 Sun 11 Jul 2010

...and the winner is...

All my notes say is "That's Good!" and hell it was. Very dark and the only sediment on decanting was very fine. All fruit balanced with good tannins and the right level of acidity and perfect mouthfeel. One of the best Ports on the market, just excellent and will just get better.
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by RonnieRoots » 15:57 Tue 17 Aug 2010

Fifth flight, seved alongside the Guimaraens 1987.

Black colour, as F85 tends to be, with a purple rim. Very fresh on the nose, with lovely floral tones. Very balanced and great. In the mouth it starts immaculately light, and builds up to a great weight. Dark cherries, black forest fruit, some tar, and roasted spices. Still a bit closed and tight, but so good already and full of promise for the future. Winner of the evening, but not by much (the 76 is very, very close). 96 points.

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