1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1988 Fonseca Guimaraens VP

Post by benread » 06:32 Sat 07 Jun 2008

Another recent purchase to test as a regular drinking option. Opened a day or two after enjoying the 1987 Delaforce Quinta Da Corte. How different are these two wines?! This was a much darker ruby red colour with much more immediate fruit to the tase. Not as smooth as the QDC either. The alcohol was a more obvious kick as well.

I enjoyed this but it felt more like a port for winter than summer. To be enjoyed on a cold night next to an open fire perhaps!
Ben
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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens VP

Post by DRT » 08:57 Sat 07 Jun 2008

benread wrote:I enjoyed this but it felt more like a port for winter than summer. To be enjoyed on a cold night next to an open fire perhaps!
That's my kind of VP :D 88)

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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