Fonseca 1985 vintage Port wine

Fonseca 1985 vintage Port wine

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Fonseca 1985 vintage Port wine, take-no-prisoners Port  and still closed when last tasted. Deep inky with concentrated blackberry and raisin aromas

Fonseca 1985 vintage Port wine,  93 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Fonseca 1985 vintage Port wine,  full-bodied, with massive raisin flavors, a superb backbone and a very long finish.

Tasting notes, 93 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 1985 Fonseca is still youthful in appearance with hardly any ageing on the rim. The nose offers kirsch, sloes and Christmas cake. With time, there are subtle notes of dried fig and dates beginning to emerge and add to the complexity. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced on the supple, rounded entry. It is not quite as complex as the aromatics, with dates and dried fig, the finish mellow and refined. It is very elegant for a Fonseca, weighty but supremely well focused. This is a fabulous Fonseca that is ready to drink now, but will age for another 30 or 40 years. Drink now-2030+.

Fonseca's house style is one of richness and warmth, and lush fruit intensity. While Fonseca may lack the power of Taylor's and Warre's port houses, and the opulence of Graham's, it is without doubt the most voluptuous, exotic and complex of port styles.

The 1985 is a wonderfully feminine, elegant and refined Vintage Port style, rated an impressive 95 points by Wine Spectator. It is also drinking absolutely beautifully right now

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