1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:48 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG86. Red, 50% opacity. Nose of red cherry. To taste lots of heat early palate. Then sweetness, long, slightly candy. Fine, but not top-notch drinking.

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Re: 1986 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:08 Sun 01 May 2011

Mid red, mature looking tone that is 80% opaque. Quite closed on the nose, perhaps showing some quince. Modest entry, dry flavours with little immediate fruit; some modest fruit does develop, mostly soft raspberry jelly backed by some light tannins. A redcurrant jelly aftertaste leads to a respectable finish of black jelly babies. 82/100.
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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