1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by DRT » 02:29 Fri 22 Jun 2007

Decanted 3 hours. Lots of thick crust, the type that looks like curled up pieces of grape skin.

Quite dark for a 21 yr old 2nd string VP. Nice spicy nose. Silky smooth but slightly hot entry. Good thick texture and lots of black cherry and some tanin kicking around.

My intention is to drink this at 24 hours and I have high hopes based on this initial taste.

+5 hours
The small amount of heat has now gone and the tannins have softened. Now drinking beautifully. No significant change to flavours, just a bit more together than it was earlier. Good texture and weight for a drinking port.

+24 Hours
Has lost the attractive nose. Now quite spirity. Still has a nice strangled texture and back cherry flavour but just too much spirit all round. Given how far this has deteriorated from yesterday I would say drink within 4 to 12 hours of decanting.

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