1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

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FG78. The cork of this and of FG82 said Quinta do Cruzeiro, but Adrian Bridge said that this was not a SQVP.

Please, somebody with a photo of the cork post same.

Very slightly cloudy, red-pink, 50% opaque. Not much nose, some sweetness. To taste light. Candied sweetness. Good length. But very light and uncomplicated.
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Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Light colour, very brown but with a red overtone; 30% opaque. Watermelon nose, sweet but fresh. Simple entry, lightweight wine with a simple palate. Very light and delicate, dominated by watermelon flavours. Warming aftertaste and a light-brown sugar finish of modest volume. 80/100.
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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