1957 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
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Re: 1957 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 23:26 Thu 07 Apr 2011

FG57. Red, with a hint of brown. Nose soft, with some tawnification. In mouth a very soft start, then heat and tobacco. End soft, sweet and long.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1957 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 21:59 Sun 01 May 2011

Mid red and burnt ochre in tone with and orange-pink rim; 20% opaque. Beautiful nose of lively cherry, swirling livens up the bouquet with some moist tobacco — a gorgeous nose. Medium bodied, a little slow to develop on the palate but dusty cherry eventually builds up in volume to reach very impressive levels. Air makes the wine much bigger. Swallowing releases a burst of gentle heat before a long finish of sweet liquorice. Big flavours; very sweet but with a great twist of citrus zest. 85/100.
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