1985 Fonseca

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1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:03 Fri 01 May 2015

On Tuesday 5th May 2015, the evening before The B.F.T., in the year of Fonseca’s 200th Bicentenary, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger and tasted some Fonsecas.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:07 Fri 01 May 2015

This thread is to hold the tasting notes for the 75cl single bottle of Fonseca 1985.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 14:06 Tue 05 May 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91471#p91471]Here[/url], at 20:40 on Mon 04 May 2015, DaveRL wrote:Single '85 decanted. Seems OK. Tiny bit broke off bottom cork. Gritty sediment. Looks dark. Smell closed. Dregs fruity plummy tasty. So far so good.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:24 Sat 09 May 2015

F85, single. Dark red, 90% opaque. Still closed, though showing dark plum. A fine Port needing more cellar time.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:27 Sat 13 Jun 2015

More developed in colour than the magnum shown alongside. A deep red with just a hint of maturity on the rim; opaque centre. On the nose this reveals a delicious and appetising depth of black fruit lined with green herbs. Complex and interesting, if slightly harsh. Surprisingly smooth on the palate on entry, youthful yet restrained. Slow to develop and show the powerful and concentrated dark fruit. This has great concentration and power. A touch of heat on the aftertaste before a long and lingering finish full of black chocolate and dark purple fruit. 94/100. Decanted 25 hours.
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