Fonseca 1991 “Guimaraens” Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Fonseca 1991 “Guimaraens” Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: Home. 2009

No rating.

Tasting 2

Notes: Deeply coloured, still, in the middle. Reddening on the edge. Some rounded fruit on the nose. Initially quite nice fruit. Then rather astringent finish. Fine but not great.

Tasted at: TPF “Bring a Bottle” tasting

Date: 10th March 2011

Rated*: P

Tasting 3

Notes: Similar to the 1988 in colour. Some grappyness on the nose. Nice but not fantastic in the mouth. Closed and simple.

Tasted at: Fonseca and Fonseca Guimaraens Tasting

Date: 4th April 2011

No rating.

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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