1933 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1933 Fonseca Guimaraens

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FG33. 30% opacity; bright strawberry red. Nosing of strawberry and cherry. To taste soft, with heat late, and red fruit. Long. Sweetness late.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1933 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Clear, barley-sugar pale orange colour; 30% opaque. Very soft nose, lots of marzipan and gentle peach. Lovely impact, sweet and full of burnt sugar and tobacco; thick and concentrated and full of bitter-sweet orange. Big bitter orange-peel flavour of great concentration on the finish, which is of surprising duration for such a lightly coloured wine. 88/100.
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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