1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Axel P
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1987 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by Axel P » 14:57 Sat 17 Nov 2007

Out of a half bottle:

Decanted 5 hrs in advance. Very nice red colour. Slight traces of age, but very much in limit.

The nose showed a fruity layer of red berries (rasberry) whilst the structure appears to be fairly thin. Slight bottle stink. On the palate overwhelming alcohol which kills any other flavour that wants to break through. You can imagine fruit is there but can't get through. Average aftertaste. Tried a glass and left the rest in the decanter.

Decanted 15-16 hrs: A different wine, went a slight bit darker. The bottle stink totally disappeared. The nose showes off with delicious rasberry and tobacco notes. In the mouth this wine is a pleaser, the alcohol has integrated much better though still being present. Rasberry and cassis notes. Medium long aftertaste.

This is a very delicious, but not too concentrated port.

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Post by Axel P » 19:26 Sat 17 Nov 2007

After 27hrs in the decanter: almost no change. This wine holds very stable its performance. No sign of weakness!

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Post by KillerB » 00:10 Sun 18 Nov 2007

This is a very delicious, but not too concentrated port.
Having just ordered 10 at staggeringly good prices, this pleases me no end.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:51 Sun 18 Nov 2007

A very solid bottle indeed...I do like this one.

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