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Fonseca Vintage Porttext

Fonseca Vintage Port 1985

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe '85 harvest was a giant, yielding the most Port in the last 50 years, but it doesn't seem to have affected quality. At 33 years old it still has remarkable colour. The structure is supple and spicy, the fruit still very much present from what was a rich, powerful vintage. Stony mineral, plummy fruit with bits of violets linger across the palate. The tannins are fading, revealing the opulent hedonistic style of a great Fonseca. No rush to drink this.Tasted: 23 March 2018Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Fonseca GuimaraensDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 214452UPC: 5013521100611