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2001 Christening Port: 6x75cl 2001 Vintage Port with Christening Certificate

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Perfect Christening Gift.

6x75cl wooden case of Fonseca Guimaraens 2001 Vintage Port with Christening Certificate.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for Vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label. Blended from slightly less powerful components, Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in years when the wines are more supple and early maturing.

They are drawn from the produce of the same three estates and differ only in that they are more approachable, ready to drink earlier and for their quality and rarity offer exceptional value. The 1998 growing season started extremely wet but with May came a burst of warmth and the summer was hot and dry with temperatures exceeding 40 º C. These almost perfect growing conditions caused great excitement in the Douro.

Tasting Notes

Vivid magenta rim surrounds an opaque purple-black core. The Guimaraens 2013 displays the opulent fruit character which defines the Fonseca house style. The nose opens with a surge of powerful and intense woodland berry aroma, rich and succulent but with no hint of over-ripeness. Hints of apricot emerge as the wine opens up in the glass, followed by warmer notes of cedar, wood smoke and dark chocolate. An array of discreet floral and herbal scents contribute an additional dimension of complexity.

The palate is almost overwhelmed by rich dark berry flavours and the dense, compact tannins provide impressive volume and weight. Deceptively velvety on the mid-palate, the tannins emerge with a firm, confident grip on the finish. This is a Vintage Port whose seductive, hedonistic fruitiness make it an attractive choice for early drinking but which has the background and stamina to ensure a long life in bottle.

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Christening Gifts, Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

 Original wooden case