1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 08:10 Fri 13 Jul 2012

FG76: dark dark red, 90% opaque. Eucalyptus on the nose, with mint damson on the palate. Dry late-palate. Several of those present guessed correctly. JDAW.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1976 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 14:21 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Or put another way from JDAW's concise description:

Pitch black in colour, slight browning on the rim, opaque and youthful. Mature nose, sweet and attractive - huge black cherries. Balanced and sweet on the palate; still massive tannins, dark chocolate and black cherry. Huge palate presence. Huge, sweet fruit on the aftertaste and a long tannic finish. 93/100. Drunk 11-Jun-12. 10 hour decant.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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