1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

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1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 10:30 Wed 06 Apr 2016

Within the regulation week of DRT’s 51st birthday, we (DRT, JDAW, IDJ, AHB, THRA, SCD, CPR, ARM, and TC) brought “a bottle of VP, blind or sighted” to the Boot and Flogger.

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Re: 1965 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:09 Tue 24 May 2016

Pale chestnut red, 30% opaque. A sweet nose of dried cranberries and brown sugar. Light in texture with the brown sugar leading the flavours. Spicy and hot on the mid-palate with the alcohol showing strongly; very bitter with little fruit and a lot of tertiary characteristics. Bitters dominated aftertaste, hot and a little unpleasant. The finish is long, bitter and of modest volume. 84/100.
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