1972 Fonseca Guimaraens

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1972 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:33 Sat 20 Dec 2008

From the era when industrial alcohol had been accidently used to fortify the grape must. The colour of burnt sugar. Off-notes all over the nose, with some stink on top of some cloying sweetness. Disjointed in the mouth. Quite horrid. Not rated.
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Re: 1972 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by g-man » 08:14 Sat 20 Dec 2008

ethanol is ethanol, industrialized or not =)
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Re: 1972 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:18 Sat 20 Dec 2008

My note says: FG72 - Nah!
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Re: 1972 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 21:14 Sat 20 Dec 2008

I can't recall drinking this one, but it can't have been that bad - the decanter came back empty!

Tom
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