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Fonseca Guimaraens

Fonseca Guimaraens - Vinhos SA

Founded 1822
Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)

Guimaraens was the founder of the house Fonseca- Guimaraens from its start in 1822. Fonseca- Guimaraens is the second wine of Fonseca. It comes from the same quintas as Fonseca but is made in less good years. However, Guimaraens was a Port wine house long before 1952 when its modern ‘second’ label to Fonseca was established and vintage exists with that name.

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintages:1919, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1942*, 1943, 1944, 1946*, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015
Quinta do Cruzeiro Vintages:1978, 1982
Quinta do Milieu Vintages:1944* (Guimaraens), 1946, 1947, 1958

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGuimaraensVintage1944
ColourPale amber and turbid in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToasted aromas i.e. torched sugar, toasted almonds, toasted cashews and smoky walnut nuance in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and even old. A light port with smokiness in taste and a quite nice but short finish.Average score
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and ole Vesterdahl Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuimaraensVintage1952
ColourVery mature and amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetHerbal, ginger, cinnamon and Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and of course a little old but perfect balanced and complexity. Herbal and spiciness in taste but easy to enjoy. Nice, interesting and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belong to Gerda and ole Vesterdahl Collection

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1958
ColourYellow nearly tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and old grocery shop in the nose. Elegant aromas.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteRather full-bodied. Sweet. Complex and balanced with burned sugar in flavour and with an elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2008Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
This is one of the best 1958 we have had.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1961
ColourMature beautiful yellow and amber in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetA full arsenal of aromas such as coffee, tea, cream toffee, crème caramel, Christmas spiciness and much more in the generous nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced. Cream toffee, crème caramel and much more in taste. Lovely, long and very attractive finish. Will not be better so just drink up and enjoy life!Average score16.23
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1962
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, tea, some crème caramel and fudge in the nose but later on dill and crawfish broth. Very odd indeed.Score range15.90 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and complex when starting to taste and very long and attractive finish with toffee inn taste but later on the dill and crawfish took over. This was a strange experience!Average score17.05
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1964
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlack currant, cream toffee, cream candy and a bit pharmacy in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature peaking and even maybe a little old but balanced and quite complex. Cream toffee and candy in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with an excellent and attractive finish.Average score16.67
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1965
ColourWonderful, mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetElegant, complex bouquet of mint, dark chocolate, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.75
TasteAlmost full bodied. Mature and peaking. Excellent balance and an elegant port. Cacao and mint in taste. Long, attractive and lovely finish. Wonderful port and extraordinary for that vintage. Just enjoy life when sipping it.Average score17.25
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1967
ColourMature lovely yellow in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetExcellent bouquet of coffee, tea, violet, spring flowers and toffee but also ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.90 - 17.40
TasteFull bodied. Mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced. Violet, ginger and tea in the taste. A wonderful, very long and very attractive finish. Quite extraordinary and a lovely port.Average score16.63
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1968
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetClosed in the nose. Mostly dark cherry and mulberry aroma.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Easy to drink. Mature and a bit old but with a wonderful finishAverage score
Last tasted24th January 2008Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1976
ColourStill very dark blue but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings17
BouquetAttractive bouquet of Christmas raisin, toffee, violet, crème caramel, ginger and liquorice in the nose but also some burned sugar and butterscotch.Score range16.75 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied and still some tannins. Complex but still a little immature. Will be better. Crème caramel, toffee, burned sugar and butterscotch in taste. Balanced and very tasty port with an astonishing long and wonderful finish. It will be better so have patience but it is lovely already today!Average score17.36
Last tasted12th November 2016Point this date17.40
CommentAt the home with the family.
Brilliant port for the vintage.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1978
ColourYellow mature but quite dark in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetCream candy, toffee, crème caramel, fudge, but also rather closed with dark berry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature buts still with tannin and will be better. Cream candy, toffee and dark berry in taste. Elegant and balanced. with a rather long, still tannic finish.Average score16.10
Last tasted17th May 2018Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1982
ColourQuite beautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCream candy, burned toffee, French prunes, figs and Christmas raisin in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature band peaking. Cream candy, figs and raisin in taste. Elegant and balanced. Quite sweet. A complex port with an attractive and appealing finish.Average score15.23
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. Never as good in our opinion as expected. 3 bottles have been defect.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1984
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetThis bottle seems a bit old in the nose with some pharmacy and old hospital in the nose but also some herbs.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium bodied. Mature, peaking and maybe a little old and light but still elegant. Herbs and pharmacy and some liquorice in taste. Still very easy to drink with a nice finish.Average score16.18
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1986
ColourYellow, beautifully mature in colour.Number of tastings20
BouquetAn almost full arsenal of aromas. Violet, coffee, spring flowers, roses and some Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Coffee, cacao and roses in taste. Complex and balanced. Easy to enjoy with a nice and very interesting finish.Average score16.23
Last tasted12th November 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1987
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetWonderful nose of coffee, tea, fudge, toffee, crème caramel and liquorice.Score range16.75 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied and still a long way to go. Still tannins and fruit. Violet and toffee in flavour. Excellent and long finish. Extraordinary and lovely port, which is already now wonderful to enjoy.Average score16.93
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*This bottle was corked and tasting notes from April 2015.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1988
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings23
BouquetToffee, cacao, butterscotch, violet, ginger and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and now almost peaking but will probably be better. Elegant and balanced port. Very tasty with cacao, coffee, butterscotch and much more in taste. Complex with a wonderful finish.Average score15.87
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1991
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCrème caramel, vanilla, liquorice, toffee and cacao in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodied and sweet. Mature and almost peaking with some soft and delicate tannin and with cacao and vanilla in the taste. Excellent and quite complex with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.40
Last tasted24th March 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with some friends.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1995
ColourStill very dark in colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings26
BouquetElegant bouquet of toffee, cream candy, fudge, violet, some cacao and ginger in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium bodied. Rather mature but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Elegant and balanced and very tasty with fudge, violet and cream toffee in flavour. Easy to like and drink with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted3rd June 2017Point this date16.40
CommentIn a wine friend’s home.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1996
ColourRather dark ruby but with a beautiful yellow mature edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, Christmas spiciness, cream candy, cinnamon, cacao, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Rather mature but with some very soft and delicate tannins and will be better. Very tasty with lots of spiciness and herbs in taste. Elegant and a balanced port with a long, quite complex and attractive finish.Average score15.98
Last tasted26th October 2018Point this date16.25
CommentIn a Wine Friend’s home.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1998
ColourStill rather dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetRoses, raisin, figs, but also some roasted coffee beans, burned sugar and tobacco in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteRather full-bodied and mature but still with soft, elegant tannins and will probably be better. Flavour of spring flowers, roses, but also some herbs and roasted coffee. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced port with a rather complex and attractive finish.Average score16.23
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2001
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity, red berry and cherry in the nose. Very complex.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteQuite full bodied. Still lots of fruits, cherry and young berry as well as tannins in taste. Balanced and elegant with an impressive and promising finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted14th December 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2005
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery fruity bouquet with lots of mulberry, dark berry, blackberry but also some liquorice and violet in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteQuite full bodied. Mulberry, black berry and lots of fruit in the taste but lots pf tannins Elegant and balanced despite the tannin. Quite long and promising tannic finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score15.72
Last tasted31st March 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2008
ColourAlmost black but very attractive in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry, dark berry and loaded with fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteAlmost full bodied. Massive with lovely tannins. Quite impressive with lots of mulberry, dark berry, blackberry and fruit in taste. Hard to really appreciate it, but the finish is already now elegant and interesting. What will be?Average score15.58
Last tasted16th May 2018Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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