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 and are drawn from the produce of the same three estates. They 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.
Dark purple, almost opaque with lovely, rich, full blackberry aromas and attractive floral and liquorice scents. This is a big, very rich and well rounded wine bursting with blackberry fruit. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, silky finish.