1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1998 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by AHB » 14:05 Tue 12 Feb 2008

Deep red, opaque centre. Open and attractive nose of brambles and blueberries. Full bodied in the mouth with voluptuous fruit and soft tannins. Attractive development but a pretty clipped aftertaste. Served by the glass in a bar so this may have been open a little too long. 88/100. Drunk 11/2/08.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Post by KillerB » 16:58 Tue 12 Feb 2008

I found tha the 86 didn't handle being open long very well. I will test out with the 88 when I have an opportunity.
Port is basically a red drink

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