1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by DRT » 11:57 Fri 27 Aug 2010

Date: 27th & 28th August 2010
Place: Barlborough & Wokingham
In attendance: AHB, DRT & jdaw1

Organisation thread;
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"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by DRT » 18:27 Fri 27 Aug 2010

Barlborough Team: Dark red 80% opaque. Plum and sweet cherry on the nose. JDAW adds "a little tannin in the nose". DRT thinks JDAW's stuck his nose too far into the glass. JDAW:Soft throughout; alcohol late; same plum and cherry fruits. Very drinkable. Indeed, it seems to be disappearing very fast. DRT: (after a long pause) Cherries. No melon.

The team agree that this is very nice port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:58 Thu 02 Sep 2010

From a sample sent to Wokingham. Deeply coloured, but clear centre. Attractive nose of cinammon spiced redcurrants. Sweet and fruit-dominated entry, with lots of jelly bean and sour cherry. Really delightful layering of flavours and development. Big aftertaste dominated by the jelly beans, leading to a long and flavoursome finish. Very tasty port, extremely enjoyable. 90/100. Drunk 1 September 2010. This was also my wine of the samples sent to Wokingham.

A discussion on the prospect of holding a 1986 Horizontal has been split from this thread by DRT.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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