2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2005 Fonseca

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Closed for business. Nothing to report. Sound of fingers drumming on table.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 2005 Fonseca

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Was this a Fonseca Guimaraens bottle?
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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KillerB
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Re: 2005 Fonseca

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AHB wrote:Was this a Fonseca Guimaraens bottle?
I'm not sure, but I'm pretty certain this was an Axel bottle and I didn't see it opened. It could be Panascal, Axel?
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Joost
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Re: 2005 Fonseca

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Alex,

It was from my cellar and it was the Guimaraens!
And I am quite sure you saw it opened, because you were there when we opened it in the afternoon! But you are excused because of the heat :)

Santé,
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KillerB
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Re: 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Joost wrote:Alex,

It was from my cellar and it was the Guimaraens!
And I am quite sure you saw it opened, because you were there when we opened it in the afternoon! But you are excused because of the heat :)

Santé,
Joost
Ah, in which case, I may even have opened it - it was hot, wasn't it?
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 2005 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Flight no.9, served alongside Fonseca 2003.

Sweet dark cherry on the nose, maybe not as fresh as the 03, but still lovely. I found this to be very open and enjoyable. Mouthcoating dark fruit, dense but fine tannins, mocha and dark chocolate on the finish. Seductive and lovely. Definitely not as big as the 03, and may not last as long but very fine indeed. 92 points.

Comparing my notes of the 03 and 05, and:
1. Knowing for sure that I had my glasses in the right place;
2. Knowing the state of KillerB at this point in the tasting,
I wonder if he might have got his glasses mixed up during this flight....
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