1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

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FG91. Very very dark red, 100% opaque. Dense big fruit. Corked? Others thought not. ndy V rightly suggested that the fruit was stewed. But a bitterness from early- to late-palate, which I did not like.
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens

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3,500 cases released. Deep red, slight bricking on the rim; opaque. Youthful on the nose, some coffee and blackcurrant. Sweet and gorgeous fruit on entry; lovely medium bodied palate with soft and chalky tannins that fade quickly. Lovely purity of sweet fruit. Fruit soars out of the aftertaste before leaving a delicious fruit and chocolate finish. Great quality and great value if priced as a second wine! 92/100.
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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