1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 00:19 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG68. Red, slightly dark, 60% opacity. Nose of soapy lavender. To taste heat. Thick sweetness early palate. Slight spearmint. Then, late palate, dry, actually very dry.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1968 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:03 Sun 01 May 2011

Mature red colour, paling on the rim; 90% opaque. Red cherry nose, slightly medicinal. Sweet entry, a little light bodied, but sweet with a modest acidity that doesn't quite support the wine effectively. It does develop with patience to reveal a core of sweet dates and sour cherry stones. The aftertaste tingles, with soft tannins and black cherry stones. 86/100.
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