2012 Fonseca Guimaraens

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
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2012 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 13:19 Wed 21 May 2014

Deep red in colour, with more purple and a wider transparent rim than the Vargellas 2012. Fresh picked daisies dominate the nose, herbaceous and attractive. Restrained palate at first, with dry charcoal tannins - more tannic than the Vargellas - and modest fruit. The fruit delivers and grows with air but is full of sweet bruised apples and dry blackcurrant skins. Eventually the port becomes a full and complete mouthfull. The aftertaste is gentle, delicate and perfumed, with a lovely lingering finish of parma violets. Surprisingly elegant for such a young port. 91-93. Tasted 14 May 2014.
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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