1984 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1984 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:38 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG84. Lovely red. To taste red fruit, with some roughness.

The brevity of this note suggests that the evening might have been a good way along.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1984 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:07 Sun 01 May 2011

A lovely red colour, just showing some middle age maturity - 90% opaque. A lovely nose of nutmeg and cherries. Big and ripe fruit wrapped around soft tannins which have a lovely balance and poise. Delicious on the palate with delightful floral tones. The floral tones dominate the aftertaste before a decent finish with red licorice dominating over sweet espresso. Very impressive. 89/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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