Fonseca

Guimaraens Vintage Porto Port Blend

9.280 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Fonseca Port was founded in 1822, grew rapidly and maintained by successive generations of the Guimaraens family. Aged for 20 months in oak and has about 100 grams of residual sugar. Wow grabbed a taste of this youngster. Big and powerful with great fruit structure and complexity. Ripe fruits, cherry, currants and jammy tones, well balanced at its young age. A powerhouse of tannins, lingering and elegant. Need to wait 10 years before you can appreciate its finesse. Tasting Sample.

Fonseca Port was founded in 1822, grew rapidly and maintained by successive generations of the Guimaraens family. Aged for 20 months in oak and has about 100 grams of residual sugar. Wow grabbed a taste of this youngster. Big and powerful with great fruit structure and complexity. Ripe fruits, cherry, currants and jammy tones, well balanced at its young age. A powerhouse of tannins, lingering and elegant. Need to wait 10 years before you can appreciate its finesse. Tasting Sample.

Dec 10th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Fonseca Guimaraens 1987 Vintage Port (half)
Open 2 days and finally mellowed out, this was intense and quite sharp and in need of a chill and decant.
Nose and palate of ripe cherries, red licorice, milk chocolate, cinnamon sticks and caramel. A little heat, even with a chill, is still noticeable, but the rest of the wine has risen up to bring it back into more balance.
@ml_private_tours Port glass
@quesyrahsera you were saying 1987? I forgot I also opened this on Saturday. @fonsecaport
#port #dourovalley #guimaraens

Fonseca Guimaraens 1987 Vintage Port (half)
Open 2 days and finally mellowed out, this was intense and quite sharp and in need of a chill and decant.
Nose and palate of ripe cherries, red licorice, milk chocolate, cinnamon sticks and caramel. A little heat, even with a chill, is still noticeable, but the rest of the wine has risen up to bring it back into more balance.
@ml_private_tours Port glass
@quesyrahsera you were saying 1987? I forgot I also opened this on Saturday. @fonsecaport
#port #dourovalley #guimaraens

Apr 25th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1998 - good balance, refinement and finesse

Vintage 1998 - good balance, refinement and finesse

Mar 11th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1988 - excellent balance, chocolate, paired with stilton

Vintage 1988 - excellent balance, chocolate, paired with stilton

Dec 25th, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Scrumptious black cherries, ripe plum, spice, sandalwood, raisins and burnt citrus peel. Wish I had another btl

Scrumptious black cherries, ripe plum, spice, sandalwood, raisins and burnt citrus peel. Wish I had another btl

Dec 5th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Fonseca Guimaraens 1988 vintage port

Fonseca Guimaraens 1988 vintage port

Apr 1st, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.5

Wow! Best port we have ever had.

Wow! Best port we have ever had.

Nov 26th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

Pleasant stuff with opulent fruit and well judged acidity. Caressing tannins frame richness, sexiness and pure, crushed fruitiness.

Pleasant stuff with opulent fruit and well judged acidity. Caressing tannins frame richness, sexiness and pure, crushed fruitiness.

Sep 17th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100)

16/20 (89/100)

Dec 19th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Nice but clearly the second runner up out of the three.

Nice but clearly the second runner up out of the three.

Nov 30th, 2014