1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:08 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG65. Lovely red, 60% opaque. Nosing of tobacco. To taste taste big sweetness; Romeo y Julieta tobacco. Full of interesting flavours. Wolfgang rightly said ‟malt, malt beer”.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:02 Sun 01 May 2011

3,600 cases. Deep red, the colour of black cherry juice; 70% opaque. Dusty apples on the nose, with some spicy tobasco (Adrian Bridge suggested this was very slightly corked). Sweet in the mouth, red jelly beans but little fruit. The jelly beans come through strongly on the mid-palate with just the slightest hint of wet cardboard (or was that my imagination?). A hot aftertaste with lots of ginger that lasts a long time before dark cherry skins and black chocolate make up the finish. This is a nice port, but very sticky. 85/100.
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