1985 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 14:08 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 21:44 Sun 07 Feb 2016

Decanted 7pm Sunday. I’ve adopted the Wolfgang habit of loosening the cork by pushing it in a few millimetres, before using the corkscrew. Well, it went all the way, and was bagged out. Moving on, a very minuscule sample was the colour of F85, the palate being closed with sweet very black plums. So far, so good.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 12:45 Mon 15 Feb 2016

75% opacity, very dark red. Full mouthfeel, chocolate. F85 never disappoints.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 16:14 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Deep red and opaque at the centre. Lively on the nose, with lots of complexity and intense rhubarb and green apples. Hesitant on entry with gentle development leading to a huge mouthful of fruit, charcoal, blueberries and sweet juniper. Fruit driven aftertaste with a big finish. This is very impressive port with a long future ahead of it. 94/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 25½ hours.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by Doggett » 14:29 Wed 09 Mar 2016

F85 As always, this was a very fine port and a pleasure to enjoy again. Deep in colour and full of rich berry fruits. It had more balance and smoothness than the F77 to me and so shaded it on the night. Once again a port with a wonderful few years in front of it, to hopefully enjoy and taste many times.
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 10:55 Thu 21 Apr 2016

F85. Sketchy notes suggest that I wasn’t a fan of this F85. “Stewed? TCA? Dark plum.”

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