1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by KillerB » 17:01 Sun 11 Jul 2010

Nearly the star of the show and would be a worthy champion in most line-ups. Third time of tasting for me and this stuff never disappoints. Very dark, lots of cherries and blackcurrants. "Supreme" it says here.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by Axel P » 15:54 Tue 13 Jul 2010

Surprise Port of the night: Extremely - almost unbelieveably - dark color with very little hints of this age. Extremely concentrated, spicy and floral in the nose. The palate was even more concentrated: lots and lots of fruit, spices, some acidity and alcohol, coffee and malty aromas. Very, very good and fully surprsing that this port showed that well.

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KillerB
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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by KillerB » 13:08 Wed 14 Jul 2010

Not a surprise for those of us that have had it before and the Rootses have more.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by g-man » 19:47 Wed 14 Jul 2010

Should I be on the hunt for other 76's too?
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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by KillerB » 09:45 Thu 15 Jul 2010

g-man wrote:Should I be on the hunt for other 76's too?
No - just Fonseca
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by RonnieRoots » 15:38 Tue 17 Aug 2010

Third flight, served alongside the Fonseca 1977.

Again and again this port is a winner. This bottle didn't disappoint. Extremely dark colour, very concentrated. Masses of lovely dark fruit on the nose, accompanied by great freshness (mint) and some coffee. The palate is all about concentration and balance, power and complexity. Very complete. The dark fruit is extremely nicely layered, and very well balanced by good acidity of redcurrant and mint. Delicate liquorice on the long finish. Fine grained tannins. This completely overwhelmed the 1977 (although, admittedly, that wasn't a good bottle), and competed for star of the evening. 95 points now, and it will still get better with time.

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