1958 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1958 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 09:39 Wed 06 May 2015

On Tuesday 5th May 2015, the evening before The B.F.T., in the year of Fonseca’s 200th Bicentenary, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger and tasted some Fonsecas.

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Re: 1958 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 12:00 Sat 09 May 2015

FG58. Red-pink, 30% opaque. Strawberries in the nose. Palate that of rich big excellent mature Port.

Much better than my previous experience of FG58.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=76764#p76764]Here[/url], on 3 June 2014, jdaw1 wrote:FG58, originally α = alpha. Red-brown 30% opaque. Nose perfume and burnt rubber. Slightly acrid, and candy. Short ending. Later perfume on palate, that perfume continuing into a longer ending.

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Re: 1958 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by flash_uk » 17:00 Mon 01 Jun 2015

30% opacity, warm red. Sweet caramel nose. Good weight, very silky, sweet orange, good length.

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Re: 1958 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 18:34 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Brick -red with a light brown tone; 40% opaque. Little showing on the nose, just a touch of subdued fruit. Silky entry, smooth and attractive with a sweet and fragrant set of flavours and a lovely delicacy and balance. Slow to deliver, this gets surprisingly lively on the palate with several different phases of flavour. There is some heat on the aftertaste before a dry licorice and redcurrant finish. This is an elegant wine with a big presence and finish. However, when retasted after the '94 Fonseca this was shown to be a much lighter and weaker wine than the first impression given in isolation. 90/100. Decanted 5 hours.
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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