1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 18:44 Mon 15 Sep 2014

From a half bottle that was a gift from ADV. Deep and red in colour, still opaque but showing signs of maturity. Soft and subdued nose, but a wonderful palate presence and impact. Big and rich fruitiness combined as if drinking a Dundee fruitcake. Hints of spices and nutmeg, integrated and merged dried fruits. Great palate; there are still tannins but they are round and mellow. There is a very slight earthiness to the palate, but this is lovely drinking and should remain so for the next 20 years. 88/100. Drunk 07-Sep-14. Decanted 2 hours.

Thank you Andy - you gave this to me 6 years ago almost to the day.
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Strojer
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by Strojer » 09:57 Fri 19 Sep 2014

Hi

Bought a case of those. the first 2 bottles gave me the impression, that these were closed Down for a time. Much more welcomming and pleasant the day after.

Having them on a tasting tonight, and will try to decant them 5 hours before the tasting.

Strojer

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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:35 Tue 07 Oct 2014

My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it!

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