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Colour: Red
Producer: Fonseca
Region: Port
Appellation: Douro
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional

Guimaraens, Vintage Port, 2018

Tasting Note:

Fonseca Guimaraens is a blend of three properties and is therefore not a single-Quinta Port. Intended to capture the rich, round, deeply blackcurranty “Fonseca” style, Guimaraens offers up much darker and more brooding fruit on the nose next to the Roeda, with spicy, chocolatey notes, graphite, blood orange and a hint of camphor. Hugely concentrated and deep, the Fladgates consider the 2018 an absolute benchmark example of the Fonseca style. The vineyards are relatively uniform in their south and south-westerly orientation but different altitudes and exposure levels helps to build complexity. A wine that deserves a little more bottle age than the Roeda, the Guimaraens 2018 is wonderfully intense, offering great value and significant ageability. Unlike a classic Fonseca, Guimaraens will be approachable within 6-7 years of the vintage.

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