1985 Fonseca

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Sun 25 Mar 2012

+” on the placemats; 1985 Fonseca, supplied by RAYC.

Red, 50% opaque. Young fruit in a semi-mature port. Primary taste candy throughout, in a mid-weight port. Needs 5 to 10 years. When revelaed, very disappointing: F85 should be bigger and better than this.

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by uncle tom » 13:24 Tue 27 Mar 2012

A bit of a surprise when this bottle was revealed - pleasant and approachable, and atypical of my past encounters with F85
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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by griff » 22:38 Wed 28 Mar 2012

Well it looks like it is closed for business. What a shame!

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:18 Sat 31 Mar 2012

Frim red colour, youthful and 90% opaque. Sharp and aggressive on the nose, showing plenty of youth. Sweet fruit, light bodied and with aggressive acidity. Pleasant parma violets on the aftertaste, but a hot finish which lingers on as a layer of sweet fruit. Serviced blind, this was guessed to be a lightweight mid-tier port such as Malvedos 1989. 83/100.
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