Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 367
FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) WA 97
FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) WS 94 WA 96
  • FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1) WA 97
FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2) WS 94 WA 96

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FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 1994 (1)

Douro, Portugal.
white paint on bottle

One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035. October 1996. WA 97

FONSECA VINTAGE PORT 2000 (2)

Douro, Portugal.
2 x scraped labels

The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beginning to close after ten years in bottle. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity. The harmony and symmetry is alluring, the finish precise and demonstrating the persistency to suggest a long future ahead. Drink 2020-2060. February 2013 WS 94 WA 96

3 bts.    per lot $400 - $600

Realised: $516
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