2013 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2013 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 23:20 Sat 27 Jun 2015

5,000 cases made. Cask sample. Purple with a narrow rim. Blueberries, cornflowers and crushed dock leaves on the nose. On the palate the first impression is of ripe fruit but then a wave of flower perfume follows. Huge tannins grip and hold and give a massive structure. The tannic grip on the aftertaste slowly releases the fruit but is always there adding a terrific chewy texture. This is a very good port. 91-93/100. May 2015.
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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