1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG64. Wonderful red, 70% opaque. Nose had a lavender freshness. Almost a soap freshness. I even compared with other neighbour’s glass (of JGH), to test for a glass error, but his smelt the same. To taste heat, that same lavender, and cherry. Very different to those older, and thicker.

Very good.

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Re: 1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:00 Sun 01 May 2011

Surprisingly deep red; 80% opaque. Rich and attractive nose, still showing plums as the main fruit! Dry entry, slightly tannic with youthful and concentrated fruit, still with surprising levels of sweet blackcurrant and vanilla. Amazing palate, really fresh. A big aftertaste; long, long duration of very sweet cherry - very intense. Simply a fabulous wine. 93/100.
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