Fonseca

Porto Vintage Port Blend

9.335 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Daron Watson

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

Nov 2nd, 2018
Jan Konetzki

Has another 20 years ahead. Fragrant complex. Great length

Has another 20 years ahead. Fragrant complex. Great length

Sep 20th, 2015
Lars Fasel

Old & New.

Old & New.

May 23rd, 2015
Kerrin Laz

Proprietor, K. LAZ WINE COLLECTION

9.8

Best '85 in the blind tasting of 8

Best '85 in the blind tasting of 8

Jan 15th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

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.

Apr 9th, 2013
Henry Patland

Very nice and subtle port

Very nice and subtle port

Dec 5th, 2012
Ben Hearns

blacked out but drinking expensive port

blacked out but drinking expensive port

Dec 27th, 2016
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.

May 21st, 2016
Jim Westby

My favorite '85. Delicious fruitcake flavors, and rich. But the really great ports I've had don't come across as rich. They have concentration, yes, but an expansiveness that's impossible for a rich wine.

My favorite '85. Delicious fruitcake flavors, and rich. But the really great ports I've had don't come across as rich. They have concentration, yes, but an expansiveness that's impossible for a rich wine.

Jan 11th, 2016
Doug Powers

Dark ruby/purple color, sweet plum aromas, rich flavors, nicely sweet, spirits still not yet fully integrated, very long finish, very fine Porto.

Dark ruby/purple color, sweet plum aromas, rich flavors, nicely sweet, spirits still not yet fully integrated, very long finish, very fine Porto.

Dec 27th, 2015