1972 Fonseca Guimaraens

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19632
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1972 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Fri 08 Apr 2011

F72. Tawny orange. Nosing of lavender orange. To taste a hint of sourness, also sweetness. Very short.

Something wrong.

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10999
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1972 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:04 Sun 01 May 2011

Adrian Bridge advised that the artificial alcohol scandal did not affect the 1972 FG. Pale orange, almost pale green on the rim; 20% opaque. Simple on the nose, showing candy and earth. Some sweet orange candy, simple and straightforward. Pleasant balance. Some heat on swallowing, then a pleasant Haliborange finish of surprising concentration and length before fading to leave a sweet impression. 82/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests