2001 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2001 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:17 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG01. Purple, 100% opaque. Very approachable. Again, jammy fruit. Not as big as the F00, but very fine. Liked.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2001 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:16 Sun 01 May 2011

Gentle red colour, opaque at the centre but with a clear rim. Faint blackcurrant nose, perhaps a little damp earth. Dry impact, before the dry and ripe fruit comes through. The tannins are soft and chalky. The structure is balanced and the fruit has great prominence across the palate. Bramble aftertaste, followed by a long, lavendar and milk chocolate finish of terrific length. Very floral. A delightful and fragrant wine. 89/100.
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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