Fonseca Port, 1985
Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description and Reviews:
** Please note this is a rare magnum format **
Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish. A wine poised between youth and maturity.
This has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage. (November 2006).
Dense ruby/purple with the Oriental spice-box aroma, the 1985 is an expansive, sweet, broadly flavored wine with outstanding depth, concentration, and balance. It finishes with a solid lashing of alcohol and tannin. Parker, Buying Guide 1989
Parker rating 90/100 (outstanding)
Michael Broadbent MW, The Great Vintage Wine Book II – 5 Stars
“Full bodied. Powerful. Still opaque; soft, sweet fleshy. Well endowed with fruit, alcohol and tannin for longevity. My style of wine. Magnificent. Drink 1998-2030. Potentially outstanding.”
Excellent condition - Ex Cellars Oporto
Vintage Port, Vintage Port
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