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 » 15:08 Fri 01 May 2015

This thread is to hold the tasting notes for the 150cl magnum of Fonseca 1985.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 18:28 Mon 04 May 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91159#p91159]Here[/url] flash_uk wrote:I'm always in favour of a 24hr (or longer) decant time for F85.
Magnum of Fonseca 1985 decanted 18:00 the day before the event.

It was hoped that, this being a magnum, a quality-control sample would not be begrudged.

F85 magnum at D+20 minutes. Dark dark red, 95% opaque. Nose closed, showing dark fruit. Full sized- too young, plum, heat mid and late palate. Good weight, heavy but not super-heavy, consistent into the long ending. So far, so good.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by SCP-DFF » 18:48 Mon 04 May 2015

Cotton candy nose. Caramel taste, with a hint of cherry. Very pleasing. My husband is a tease because my glass is suddenly empty and there's no more. Please sir, may I have some more?

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by Glenn E. » 18:48 Mon 04 May 2015

That looks fantastic! I hope it shows as well as it looks in the pictures.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 20:22 Mon 04 May 2015

At D+0 showing very nicely indeed. Security had to be tightened: now defended with a W86 LBV.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 22:05 Mon 04 May 2015

The angel's share, or the angels' share? Not begrudged. Good defence, I approve.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by Glenn E. » 01:28 Tue 05 May 2015

PhilW wrote:The angel's share, or the angels' share? Not begrudged. Good defence, I approve.
Only one is an angel, the other is a pedant. Thus "angel's share" I think.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:26 Sat 09 May 2015

F85, magnum. Very dark red, 98% opaque. Palate still closed. Big, lovely, closed, showing dark plum. Did I mention dark plum? Old-school F85. Excellent Port. And, joy!, in magnum. — The Angel.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:30 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Deep red, mature but with no bricking. Subdued on the nose showing little on the nose other than some mild and rounded sweet fruit. Gentle palate, slow and shy; languid fruit that meanders across the palate with deep, sweet fruit and surprisingly lively tannins. Good acidity that is a touch fierce but on the aftertaste this is fruity and delicious, full of blackcurrant ice-cream. Soft tannins accompany the long and delicious finish. This is great port. 95/100. Decanted 28 hours.
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