1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by g-man » 14:46 Fri 16 Apr 2010

light garnet mixed with amber hues throughout.
Nose of strawberries, cranberries and sweet carolina southern tea. The spirits are integrated and really enhance the strawberries of the nose.
A great smooth and delicate mouthfeel of cedar and strawberries backed with toasty brown sugar. The finish ends a little bitterness like when one really overcooks caramel.

I 'm not sure if it was because it was standing next to a brawnier 63 Warres, but this felt like it started to fade around the 3 hour mark beginning to lose some of it's fruit.

Pop and poured and I'd recommend the same, this bottle is a treat.
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