1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:03 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG91. Very very dark red, 100% opaque. Dense big fruit. Corked? Others thought not. ndy V rightly suggested that the fruit was stewed. But a bitterness from early- to late-palate, which I did not like.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sun 01 May 2011

3,500 cases released. Deep red, slight bricking on the rim; opaque. Youthful on the nose, some coffee and blackcurrant. Sweet and gorgeous fruit on entry; lovely medium bodied palate with soft and chalky tannins that fade quickly. Lovely purity of sweet fruit. Fruit soars out of the aftertaste before leaving a delicious fruit and chocolate finish. Great quality and great value if priced as a second wine! 92/100.
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