1942 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1942 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 23:21 Thu 07 Apr 2011

FG42. Tawny orange, 30% opaque. Nose subdued. To taste, ‟sour, off”.

Later, better, the sourness having crystallised into leather and tobacco. Very light.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1942 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 21:58 Sun 01 May 2011

The palest wine of the tasting, a very light orange colour, perhaps only 10% opaque. Weak and light on the nose, slightly medicinal. Elegant entry, light bodied, very floral but with a touch of grapefruit bitterness that grows in the mouth. A peppery aftertaste which lasts hotly for a good time. Lovely elegance and very tasty — and also a wine which rewarded patience to allow it to sit and improve in the glass as this was much better at the end of the tasting than at the start. 84/100.
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