1985 Fonseca

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 21:16 Tue 24 Nov 2015

Fonseca 1985 decanted at 0800 on Tuesday 24th November, 34 hours in advance of an 1800 taste on Wednesday evening.

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griff
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by griff » 08:01 Wed 25 Nov 2015

Admirable restraint. Surely a taste is required to check for taint? :D

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flash_uk
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 15:06 Wed 25 Nov 2015

griff wrote:Admirable restraint. Surely a taste is required to check for taint? :D
Was in a bit of a hurry, so no opportunity! Long decant on F85 is a good idea :wink:

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by Doggett » 12:55 Mon 30 Nov 2015

F85 Not as good as bottles I have enjoyed before. Solid, fruity and still a very good wine. Very deep, dense purple colour and powerful fruits, good balance and med/long finish. I had it as equal with the Warre and Ramos Pinto, but it was probably the WOTN that showed in overall voting. I feel it was an average F85 that won over lots of other average 85 showings. 92 points

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:00 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Deep red, a wonderful colour looking to be young but not in early youth; 90% opaque. Warm and spiced fruit on the nose - very Christmassy. Sweet fruity entry with soft charcoal tannins on the mid-palate. Good structure, with lovely young fruit wrapped around it. A touch of heat in the aftertaste, which gives way to a lovely fruit finish of great length. Lovely port with a great future ahead of it. 93/100.
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