1998 Fonseca Guimaraens Panascal

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1998 Fonseca Guimaraens Panascal

Post by AHB » 20:46 Sun 15 May 2011

Shown at the Big Fortified tasting on April 6 2011.

Mid red in colour, 80% opaque. Some bottle stink on the nose - restrained cabbage. Fruit is restrained but a little light; light bodied, soft fruit, gentle tannin, soft acidity. Lovely red fruit aftertaste which fades to a licorice finish. Disappointing finish. 82/100.
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