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Port

Fonseca Porto Guimaraens Vintage 2018

75cl

Fonseca Porto Guimaraens Vintage 2018

£36.50
£36.50
Shop: Waud Wines Estimated delivery: 3 - 5 days
Shipping costs: £7.50

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: fortified wine
Vintage: 2018
Appellation:Port (Porto and Douro, Portugal)
Winery: Fonseca Porto
Volume: 75cl
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 20%
The winery Fonseca Porto elaborates this Fonseca Porto Guimaraens Vintage 2018 (£36.50), a fortified wine from Port made of 2018 grapes and shows an alcoholic content of 20%. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this fortified according to Drinks&Co users.

Description of Fonseca Porto Guimaraens Vintage 2018

Fonseca Porto Guimaraens Vintage 2018

Producer: Fonseca Porto

Appellation: Port

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Fonseca Porto

Fonseca Porto

Fonseca Guimaraens, often simply called Fonseca, is one of the largest Port wine houses in Portugal. Manoel Pedro Gonçalves Guimaraens and his brother João Gonçalves Salgueiro, established the company in 1822 when they acquired control of the Fonseca and Monteiro Company from the Fonseca Family by purchase of the majority of Fonseca owned shares. A condition of the sale of Fonseca's shares was that the name Fonseca remain as the brand name

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In certain years when there is no classic Fonseca Vintage Port, a Guimaraens Vintage Port may be made instead. When Guimaraens Vintage Ports were first released in the 1930's they were made in the same years as the classic Fonseca Vintage Ports but blended from slightly less powerful components, much like the second wines of the Bordeaux châteaux. Today Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in years when the wines are more supple and early maturing and Fonseca in vintages producing bigger, more long lasting Ports.

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2018 is impenetrable purple-black at the centre, with a narrow band of violet on the rim. The nose is dense and compact, with impressive depth and background. The fruit quality is superb, a luscious blend of black and red berry aromas which is the hallmark feature of Fonseca's vintage ports, mingled with notes of dark chocolate. Around this core of powerful, complex fruit is an aura of balsamic, minty scents. Although the nose is sensuous and seductive, there is an attractive firm edge, provided by graphite and a flinty minerality. The first impression on the palate is of silky smoothness but the tannins suddenly burst out on the finish with an assertive pungency and a wire of acidity runs through the wine to give it a lively freshness. There is an abundance of crisp, berry fruit flavour which carries into the long finish. This superb Guimaraens Vintage Port displays stamina and depth but is sufficiently supple and expressive for early drinking.
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