1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:36 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG78. The cork of this and of FG82 said Quinta do Cruzeiro, but Adrian Bridge said that this was not a SQVP.

Please, somebody with a photo of the cork post same.

Very slightly cloudy, red-pink, 50% opaque. Not much nose, some sweetness. To taste light. Candied sweetness. Good length. But very light and uncomplicated.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:06 Sun 01 May 2011

Light colour, very brown but with a red overtone; 30% opaque. Watermelon nose, sweet but fresh. Simple entry, lightweight wine with a simple palate. Very light and delicate, dominated by watermelon flavours. Warming aftertaste and a light-brown sugar finish of modest volume. 80/100.
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