Fonseca Porto Vintage Port Blend 1985

$125

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... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Fun bottle. PNP. Needs some time to add complexity. Certainly enjoyable but still somewhat young in the grand scheme.

Fun bottle. PNP. Needs some time to add complexity. Certainly enjoyable but still somewhat young in the grand scheme.

9.3

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

1985 was 1 of the 36 declared vintages of the past 100 years by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto - one of the best actually which they describe as “exceptional quality...a classic vintage, harvested under perfect conditions” Fonseca stepped to it delivering a wonderful that after 30+ years still is powerful yet has integrated any alcohol heat

1985 was 1 of the 36 declared vintages of the past 100 years by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto - one of the best actually which they describe as “exceptional quality...a classic vintage, harvested under perfect conditions” Fonseca stepped to it delivering a wonderful that after 30+ years still is powerful yet has integrated any alcohol heat

9.4

Jan Konetzki Delectable Pro

Has another 20 years ahead. Fragrant complex. Great length

Has another 20 years ahead. Fragrant complex. Great length

9.6

Lars Fasel Delectable Pro

Old & New.

Old & New.

9.3

Kerrin Laz Delectable Pro

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

Best '85 in the blind tasting of 8

Best '85 in the blind tasting of 8

9.8

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely chocolate overtones. A very pleasant drinking port. Round and full and rich.

Lovely chocolate overtones. A very pleasant drinking port. Round and full and rich.

8.8

Henry Patland Delectable Pro

Very nice and subtle port

Very nice and subtle port

9.1

Doug Powers

Lovely sweet fruit still, sweetness on palate that is so Fonseca, lovely vintage Porto, drinking beautifully but years ahead of this wonderful Fonseca Porto.

Lovely sweet fruit still, sweetness on palate that is so Fonseca, lovely vintage Porto, drinking beautifully but years ahead of this wonderful Fonseca Porto.

9.5

Ben Hearns

fantastic port. not much better than an ‘85 Fonseca

fantastic port. not much better than an ‘85 Fonseca

9.3

Tony Politano

Starting to open our couple of cases of this. It is ready for sure.

Starting to open our couple of cases of this. It is ready for sure.

9.9

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