2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:19 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG04. Clearly late in the evening, I have no note of the presumably opaque and dark colour; of the nose only ‟wood”; and of the taste only ‟too young”.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 2004 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:16 Sun 01 May 2011

Purple in colour, opaque and cloudy. Lovely nose, full of soft blackcurrants if a little spirity. Sweet fruity impact, masses of dry blackcurrant, very fruity. Tannins are soft but chocolatey. Very lovely palate and with great balance; delicious fruit. Purple plum skins on the aftertaste, followed by a long and fragrant chocolate finish. A lovely wine, probably early maturing and in an elegant style. 88/100.
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