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1995 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Port Blend

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SKU: 50255-1995-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A gorgeous young thing--even better than I remember from barrel. This is an extremely fresh, floral and fruity young Port, full to medium in body and of medium sweetness, with a ripe and plummy aftertaste of good length.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright, dark ruby. Exotic aromas of cassis, black raspberry, cappuccino, cinnamon and mace hint at a liqueur-like sweetness. Very rich and sweet on the palate; plush of texture and rather soft, but extremely concentrated. Really superb inner-mouth flavors. With powerful buffering extract and thick, compelling fruit, this port thoroughly hides its alcohol. The tannins coat the teeth. Delicious.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 1998
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Sweeter fruit, ripe and more youthful than the '91. Coffee again but also dark choc/cocoa. Pronounced and tightly woven fruit character - more red than black with distinctive sweet spice character on the lengthy finish. Needs a while yet before opening to its full potential. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: NathanL
  • Self | Rating: 16.5

    Meeh...good but not great to me. For me, a good port needs more |gas| and less |jam|. Which means a tawny port. Now THOSE are great... This was ok. I don't think I would spend the money for true vintage port given this showing. This is a single vineyard, single vintage port. It's about the next bestest thing to a vintage port you can get. Had some bright fruit with licorice. Can't remember much else, except a tawny port goes with a cigar much better. Too cloying. Maybe needs more time...
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: nothoi
Fonseca's wines have been created by family winemakers throughout the years, using traditional stone lagares to produce their top quality vintage port. Today's winemaking team is looking to employ new technologies such as piston paddle vats, known as "port-toes," to improve the quality of its non-vintage port wines. David Guimaraens, sixth generation Guimaraens, is the current winemaker and strives to maintain the house's "quest for quality, complexity and structure" as well as its prominent position in the world market.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 226 bottles owned
  • 74 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 74 collectors)