1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

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FG64. Wonderful red, 70% opaque. Nose had a lavender freshness. Almost a soap freshness. I even compared with other neighbour’s glass (of JGH), to test for a glass error, but his smelt the same. To taste heat, that same lavender, and cherry. Very different to those older, and thicker.

Very good.
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1964 Fonseca Guimaraens

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Surprisingly deep red; 80% opaque. Rich and attractive nose, still showing plums as the main fruit! Dry entry, slightly tannic with youthful and concentrated fruit, still with surprising levels of sweet blackcurrant and vanilla. Amazing palate, really fresh. A big aftertaste; long, long duration of very sweet cherry - very intense. Simply a fabulous wine. 93/100.
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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