1995 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:09 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG95. Very very dark red, 100% opaque. Much sweeter, softer and more drinkable than the FG91/F92. Liked.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:12 Sun 01 May 2011

12,500 cases released. Modest red colour, solid and over 90% opaque. A little musty on the nose, quite closed with some vanilla apparent. Dry green apple attack, soft tannins but big and slighty astringent acidity. The dry blackcurrant fruit arrives late and slowly sweetens when held on the palate. A blackcurrant aftertaste, followed by a soft, dark chocolate finish of good length. Softening nicely, this is drinking well today but will be better in 5-10 years. 88/100.
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