1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 08:27 Fri 27 Jul 2012

On the Wednesday before the 2012 Olympics we were guests of His Excellency Dr João de Vallera, the Portuguese Ambassador to the Court of St James, at his official residence, wherein we had two bottles of Port from each summer-Olympic year, 1948 to 2008.

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Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by RAYC » 15:30 Sat 04 Aug 2012

RHS bottle (THRA, RAYC, jdaw1): duff NR
LHS bottle (WS1, OQ, DRT): much more fragrant, cleaner, good port (from a taste of OQ's wine)
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Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 16:15 Thu 09 Aug 2012

FG68 (mine): perfect red, 60% opaque. Nosing of leather and tobacco and must. But taste not good, dominated by heat.

FG68 (other): heat, and rich sweetness. Good length, with plums. Much the superior bottle.

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