1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:01 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG88. Red-purple, 90% opaque. Some roughness. Big and cloying; too young. Big plum. Not really preferred. AB suggested ‟figgyness”.

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Re: 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sun 01 May 2011

Deep red colour which sticks to the glass when swirling; opaque and with little signs of maturity. Quite closed on the nose, but showing some faint sweet blackcurrant; medium bodied and with lots of fruit. A lovely fruit-driven aftertaste with lots of blueberry before a black chocolate finish of great length. Very tasty port; excellent value to hunt out.

(Note that 2 days later this port had lost its balance and become extremely acidic.) 90/100.
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