1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 21:27 Sun 14 Jun 2015

Brick red, wide transparent rim but an opaque centre. Fresh nose of slightly baked fruit, a touch of jamminess. Reluctant to deliver at first but the mid-palate is full and complex with delicious fruit and gentle tannins. Lovely lingering finish that is deliciously persistent. Very enjoyable. 88/100. 06-May-15.
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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