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Christening Port: 6x75cl 2015 Vintage Port with Christening Certificate

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Perfect Christening Gift.

6x75cl wooden case of Fonseca Guimaraens 2015 Vintage Port with Christening Certificate.

Product Information

6x75cl wooden case of Fonseca Guimaraens 2015 Vintage Port - The Perfect Christening Gift (Christening Certificate available on request).

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for Vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label.

Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in certain years when a "classic" Fonseca Vintage is not declared. They are blended from produce of the the same three estates and differ only in that they are more supple, ready to drink earlier and for their quality and rarity offer exceptional value.

Tasting Notes

A classic Fonseca nose redolent of heady, woodland fruit, powerful but also very fine and complex. The dense blackberry and blackcurrant aromas form the backdrop for a display of fresh, minty, balsamic scents along with notes of the Gum Cistus and wild herbs native to the area. Discreet hints of exotic wood, liquorice and black pepper provide an additional dimension of complexity. The thick, tightly-woven tannins provide both firmness and volume to the palate and the aromas follow through too. Plummy, raspberry flavours emerge on the long, luscious finish, giving it an attractive crispness and lift. Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year has produced an exceptional Guimaraens Vintage Port, expressive and approachable but with the stamina to improve over many years in the cellar.

Accolades

"...This wine marks Fonseca’s bicentenary and seems to have been made for the middle to long haul... Closed and dense on the nose with underlying ripe fruit, still rather demure after a couple of days; immediately big and impressive in the mouth, ripe and fleshy with solid tannins to back up the fruit, leading to a peacock’s tail of a finish.The biggest and most structured of the 2015's that I have tasted so far: this will be a long-term keeper. I would broach this around 2030!" 17.5/20, Richard Mayson, July 2017

"The fruit on the nose is sweet and ripe the palate has depth a rich mix of black fruits. There is mid generosity supple and smooth the chocolate richness well balanced by underlying freshness a complex mix of bilberry and cassis. Ripe fruit gives richness and power on the back palate yet there is enough freshness to give a stylish elegance on the finish." 96/100, Derek Smedley MW, May 2017

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Christening Gifts, Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

No