"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."