1978 Fonseca Guimaraens Cruzeiro

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StevieCage
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1978 Fonseca Guimaraens Cruzeiro

Post by StevieCage » 22:27 Thu 21 Jun 2007

1978 Fonseca Guimaraens Qta. d. Cruzeiro VP
Tasted 17.10.2004: decanted some 4 hours in advance. Rather dark, but mature looking. Alcoholic on the nose, with a strong leather component and sweet red fruits. The medium to thick body also shows loads of leather, brown sugar and strawberry. Very hot at first, but this faded with additional sips. Nice finish, but with a strange aspirin bitterness at the end. I like this Port more and more, and the bottle emptied rather quickly. Fully mature: drink now. Better than the 80 points JS gave it (in 1989): I'd rate it 85 points.

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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens Qta. d. Cruzeiro VP

Post by JacobH » 09:50 Thu 19 Jul 2012

Apologies for dredging up an old post, but could anyone confirm if this is a single-quinta Guimaraens?
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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens Qta. d. Cruzeiro VP

Post by AHB » 14:17 Thu 19 Jul 2012

JacobH wrote:Apologies for dredging up an old post, but could anyone confirm if this is a single-quinta Guimaraens?
I can so confirm.
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