1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1988 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:19 Fri 03 Oct 2008

Deep red in colour, opaque centre. Very sweet, dusty blackberries on the nose. Great impact on the palate, lots of fruit in the mouth with a sweetness balanced by a streak of acidity. The tannins are masked by the huge waves of fruit that just keep washing over your tongue. The aftertaste is big and long lasting, dominated by bitter cherries. This is going to be a big wine when it settles down. If you have some of these want the thrill of a blast of power, then open one now. If you like your port soft and elegant then tuck these away for another 20 years. 88/100 but will reach 90+. Drunk after 24 hours in the decanter on 2 October 2008.
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by KillerB » 21:46 Fri 03 Oct 2008

AHB wrote:Deep red in colour, opaque centre. Very sweet, dusty blackberries on the nose. Great impact on the palate, lots of fruit in the mouth with a sweetness balanced by a streak of acidity. The tannins are masked by the huge waves of fruit that just keep washing over your tongue. The aftertaste is big and long lasting, dominated by bitter cherries. This is going to be a big wine when it settles down. If you have some of these want the thrill of a blast of power, then open one now. If you like your port soft and elegant then tuck these away for another 20 years. 88/100 but will reach 90+. Drunk after 24 hours in the decanter on 2 October 2008.
Thanks, I have a number of these and was a-wondering.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by Axel P » 13:02 Sat 04 Oct 2008

I just got two cases of these and will put them away.

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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 22:15 Mon 06 Oct 2008

I have none, which it seems is far too few.

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