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Tasting of the 1984 Vintage

The Wine Society 18% had a Semi-Great Tasting 19 February 2015 of the Vintage 1984. We call it Semi-Great because we had only 16 Vintages and not 20 Vintages which is our limit for calling it a Great Tasting.Gumaraens 1984

One member of our Society wanted in 2014 to celebrate the vintage of 1984 but unfortunately we had no opportunity during this last year why the celebration was now instead.

This Vintage was an off vintage, and was judged by us as Good (see our Vintage Rating).

Only 15 houses declared this vintage according to our knowledge. Michael Broadbent gave this vintage 2* out of 5*, and Suckling gave it 81 points out of 100 points.

The vintage made some very attractive wines, but it is not surprising none of the major houses declared 1984. We think the wines are rather lean and one-dimensional, but some are very attractive and worth hunting and some will even develop a little more which surprise us.

For tasting notes and more information about this tasting see here.

Fonseca Guimaraens tasting

The Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen have during 2013 had some very interesting tastings, especially vintage tastings from 1963 and 1977. The new year started exciting with a tasting of 6 Vintages from Fonseca Guimaraens.

Guimaraens 1976

Guimaraens 1984Even odd years from this house are wonderful. 1984 was peaking and lovely but the 1976 is still waiting to reach its peak. It is still very dark in colour and the question is if it will ever reach the mature and elegant state that the 1984 was displaying. We also tasted the 1988, 1991, 1995 and 1996 Vintages. See our tasting from March 5.