1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 12:12 Thu 18 Aug 2016

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Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:07 Sat 27 Aug 2016

Mature red colour, with a lovely appearance; 80% opaque. A lovely nose, mature and sweet with generous levels of fruit that combine to give a delightful nose. Sweet on entry with lovely poise, generous fruit and powerful tannins. This is mature but still with youthful hints on the palate. The aftertaste is floral and fruity with a burst of heat before a long and chewy finish. This is really nice, great port. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1977. 92/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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