Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2004 750ml
In the early 1950s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the Guimaraens label in non-classic, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which provide the ba
The 2003/2004 winter was very dry, having only rained 1/3 of the quantity registered the previous winter. The lack of water during the early part of the growing season led to very little pressure from disease. Our concern in July was mainly one of doubting the vines capacity to ripen the grapes due to the drastic shortage of water.
The fresh, intoxicating blackberry fruit aromas are enhanced by a wonderfully aromatic, scented quality.
A huge amount of depth and backbone to this finely tuned Port. Everything is in harmony and perfect balance. The dark berry fruit flavours marry exquisitely with the tannins, leaving the mouth aching for more. A very fine wine.
Awarded 90/100 Points
Wine Spectator Magazine
Awarded 87/100 Points
Wine & Spirits Magazine