1985 - Fonseca
2185FONS6PK _ 1985 - Fonseca - 6x75cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Fonseca
Region
Douro
Grape
Touriga Nacional / Tinta Roriz / Tinta Barroca
Drinking
2014 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
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1985 FONSECA - 6x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Fonseca
Region
Douro
Grape
Touriga Nacional / Tinta Roriz / Tinta Barroca
Drinking
2014 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £445.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, March 2020

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  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 93

    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+. 93/100. Neal Martin

  • DC

    Decanter, November 2015,
    Score: 96

    A troublesome vintage for many shippers, but Fonseca 1985 never fails to impress: tight-knit, dense and minty with a core of concentration and pure berry fruit. Succulent, wonderfully fresh and vibrant at 30 years old. Peacock’s tail of a finish. A real ‘wow’ of a wine that promises to last a lifetime. Drink 2015-2050

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2015,
    Score: 17.5

    Medicinal - iodine, blackcurrant, eucalypt. Juicy and treacly with great length and breadth - a muscular yet balletic style. Drink 1995-2025 (RH)

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, 2008,
    Score: 93

    Very dark and youthful ruby-purple. Very intense aromas of blackberry and black licorice. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with chewy tannins and a rich licorice, blackberry undertone. Still tight. Drinkable now, but it needs a few more years. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2010. 93/100

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Producer

Fonseca

In no Port house is the inherited tradition of winemaking skill and knowledge more evident than at Fonseca Guimaraens, where the wines have been made by the same family since its foundation in 1822. Fonseca purchased the Quinta do Panascal in 1978 after the property had been supplying grapes to the company for over 20 years. The wines from Quinta do Panascal had long been an important component in Fonseca's vintage blend. Quinta do Panascal's reputation goes back to the 18th centurywhen wines from the Rio Tavora were considered to be amongst the finest in Portugal. After acquiring the Quinta, Fonseca undertook a substantial programme of renovation and development in the 1980's and further increased the size of the property with the addition of Quinta do Val dosMuros in 1985. The property at the moment totals just over 76 hectares of which 44 hectares is under vine producing 858 hectoliters of port. The Fonseca Guimaraens house style is one of richness and warmth, with a lush fruit intensity and a structure of both dimension and finesse. More voluptuous than massive, Fonseca Ports are coveted for their sumptuous yet refined body and great longevity.