Guimaraens - Fonseca - vintage port
Each year Fonseca Guimaraens selects the finest wines produces at the vintage. If, after two year in wood, those from a particular harvest are judged to be above average in quality, the best may be bottled as a Fonseca or a Guimaraens Vintage port. Fonseca Vintage port is made only in the classic vintage years which produce wines of outstanding concentration and longevity.
Deep ruby black centre with narrow purple rim. Impressive depth and intensity of fruit on the nose. Very fine complex woodland berry aromas intertwined with discreet resiny, balsamic scents of garrigue, rock rose and wild herbs. On the palate the dark fruit flavours have a surprising freshness and a tight mesh of thick, grippy tannins provides both structure and volume. A wonderfully long finish leaving succulent flavours of raspberry and cassis. Very fine and beautifully balanced, the 2012 Guimaraens combines the depth and richness of Quinta do Panascal with the clearly delineated fruit and heady scented quality of the Pinhão Valley.
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