1996 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1996 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:45 Tue 03 May 2011

Solid red core, 90% opaque. Spirity nose with floral fruit. Lovely elegance of fruit, ripe and with chocolatey tannins. Lovely development in the mouth. Slightly hollow aftertaste but this changes to give a complex finish. Lovely wine, a decade from maturity. 88/100.
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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