1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:49 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG87. Dark red, 70% opacity. To taste big and jammy. Strawberry jam? Powerful. AB reported chocolate.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:09 Sun 01 May 2011

Very dark, looking to just have reached maturity; 95% opaque. Lovely fruit on the nose, dark blackberries and a streak of birch sap. On the palate there were some flavours that left me wondering whether the wine was very slightly corked. Very tanninc and with musty fruit flavours, the deep bramble fruit is very earthy. A big wine on the palate. Shows gentle heat and strong sweet blackberry tannins before a long, dry finish of dark bramble fruit and chocolate. A great finish, but an odd palate. 87/100.
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