2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by jdaw1 » 13:22 Fri 08 Apr 2011

FG05. I have no note of the presumably opaque and dark colour. Nose had an aroma of soiled nappy presumably bottle age will lessen this; and the taste was too freshly bottled for me to be confident of anything. It was late in the evening.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

Post by AHB » 22:17 Sun 01 May 2011

844 cases released. Deep magenta in colour, dark and opaque. Nosing of faint blackcurrant pie. Good fruit on the palate, dry but ripe; supporting acidty and the modest tannin are nicely balanced, if a little chalky. The tannins fade to leave a lovely fruit that dominates the aftertaste and leads to a splendid fruity finish. Very tasty port. 88/100.
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