1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

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FG98. Very dark red, 90% opaque. Rich red fruit. Similar to the FP98, but fuller, and a mite better.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

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9,800 cases released. Rich red, showing some bricking. Turned a little acrid and oxidised on the nose, sour brambles. Balanced entry, cedar wood and dry but ripe bramble fruit. The acidity grows and dominates the structure, and burns a little on the swallow. The finish is long and dominated by blackberry pips and eventually dark chocolate. Tasty port. 85/100.
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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