1985 Fonseca Vintage Port

1985 Fonseca Vintage Port

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  • Type: Fortified Wine
  • Grape: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão
  • Alcohol: 20%
  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro Valley
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ABOUT THE WINE
Founded in 1822, when Manuel Pedro Guimaraens acquired control of the Fonseca & Monteiro Company, by 1840 (the year in which they released their first Vintage Port) Fonseca had become the second-largest Port shipper. The 6th generation, David Guimaraens, leads the company today, as part of the Taylor-Fladgate partnership. Their wines are some of the finest in the region.

TASTING NOTES
Tasted at around 30 years of age, this incredible Vintage Port is still showing the blush of youth, with relatively little loss of colour or intensity. The aromas offer wonderful complexity, with fig, dates, ripe plum and bright cassis; the palate is a little tighter, with kirsch, sloe-berry and Christmas cake flavours, and a mellow, rounded character. This is approachable now, but will continue to age gracefully for another 30 years at least.

FOOD PAIRING
An ideal way to spend an evening; excellent with stilton and other rich cheeses, and superb with dessert, although lighter dishes will be overwhelmed by the wine.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Vintage Port will benefit from decanting, both to remove sediment and to allow oxygen to bring out some of the latent complexity; however they are not immune to the negative effects of longer-term oxygenation - finish this within 5 days of opening for maximum enjoyment.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

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