1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by KillerB » 14:49 Mon 12 Jul 2010

Slightly corked but not overwhelming. I just saw it as dustiness on the finish and it didn't really ruin the wine. Harsh nose, full-bodied, good tannins and acidity, one for the long haul with a minimum of ten maybe twenty years to go. I thoroughly enjoyed it, shame about the bit of TCA.
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by RonnieRoots » 15:27 Tue 17 Aug 2010

Second flight, served alongside the Guimaraens 1986.

First port of the evening to show an impressive dark colour. Young looking. Lovely mintiness on the nose, but also a bit dusty and backward. Dry, pretty big, spicy and racy. Again a bit dusty and backward. Good dark fruit and beautiful structure. Slightly off-bottle, maybe a spot of cork taint, but still very enjoyable. Pity to know that it could have been even better. One to look out for. 89 points in its current state, but I suspect that a good bottle will be 1-2 points higher.

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