Original
27 Ratings
Fonseca Vintage Port
$130.00 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Fonseca

Style

Fortified

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

(1985 Vintage) Fonseca vintage ports are marked by a style of great fruit richness, voluptuousness and firm tannic backbone. Their initial flavors of opulently concentrated black fruit and jammy spice evolve to reveal complex, silky impressions of dried currants, rose petal and dark chocolate with ending in a long, seductive finish.

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    Liquorice, toasted wood and some blackberry on the nose. Noticeable structure and drying tannins. Some damson and prune on a superbly long finish. Perhaps a little closed? More to come...

    about 6 years
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    This is different...good but different. Sweet, dry and dry all on one.

    about 3 years
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    last tasted December 2010 while still tasted young.

    about 6 years
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    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/89
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/99
  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 126
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00