1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 11:22 Tue 31 Mar 2015

On Tuesday 31st March 2015 we gathered in the Boot & Flogger for a tasting to say goodbye to Magnus, who is returning to Sweden. The theme was initially ‘Blind and informal’, to which DRT added some birthday 1965s.

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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 12:24 Wed 01 Apr 2015

FG65. The darkest of the ’65s: red-red-brown, 35% opaque. early palate very acidic, even more so than the S65 and MC65. But the ending was much softer than these two.

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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:09 Thu 02 Apr 2015

Dark orange to light ruby. Darkest of the '65s. Lovely powerful fruit with a warm comforting note from the spirit backing everything up. My only quibble was that it seemed a bit short but that is really a minor fault and i would have been very content drinking this on its own. Very nice port.

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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by DRT » 21:39 Thu 02 Apr 2015

I am happy to say I still have two more of these - still very much alive and kicking and very nice Port for such a lowly vintage.
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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by flash_uk » 16:47 Mon 27 Apr 2015

45% opacity, dark red-brown. Big, tannin at the finish, with pepper.

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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 12:06 Sat 02 May 2015

Bronzed red in colour, 50% opaque. Gentle mature nose, lively and spicy. Smooth entry, medium bodied palate. The late palate is full of sweet raisin and fig, balanced by a nice acidity. Gentle coffee on the finish with powerful orange acidity before a lingering finish. Slightly too sweet to be ideal. 89/100 and my favourite of the '65s.
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