Fine and Rare Wines Featuring a Vintage Port Tribute to 200 Years of Fonseca

Christie's
22 October 2015, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 22.10.2015

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Fonseca 1960

Fonseca 1960
12 bottles per lot
SUPERB PORT SHIPPED DIRECT FROM FONSECA Lots 1- to 180 are excellent Vintage Ports from lodge reserves in Vila Nova de Gaia. All wines have lain undisturbed in the Gaia cellars after bottling. Samples were checked and tasted for approval by the Cellarmaster before

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,400 - £2,000

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1963

Fonseca 1963
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1963 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Rich full ruby centre, tawny highlights. A wine in total harmony on the bouquet. The nose overflows with aromas of cured leather, warm marmalade, cinnamon, scented rosewood. Pungent, fat, rounded; oodles

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,700 - £2,200

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1966

Fonseca 1966
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1966 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Russet rim around an intense brick-red centre. The nose is elegant and restrained, with very fine dark berry fruit at the core, still linear and undeveloped. The fruit is enveloped in a subtle aura of

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,700

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1970

Fonseca 1970
6 magnums per lot
Fonseca 1970 In original wooden, three-magnum cases. Tasting note: Deep rich brick red - burgundy - colour. Browning rim. Attractive, rich, spicy, ripe, raisin, caramel and resin bouquet. Lovely weight and balance. Strong flavours of raisins, caramel and spice. Good

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1970

Fonseca 1970
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1970 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Deep rich brick red - burgundy - colour. Browning rim. Attractive, rich, spicy, ripe, raisin, caramel and resin bouquet. Lovely weight and balance. Strong flavours of raisins, caramel and spice. Good

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1975

Fonseca 1975
1 double magnum per lot
Fonseca 1975 In original wooden case Tasting note: Deep brick red with pale brown edges. Aromatic, ripe fruit, jam, liquorice nose. A rich, almost velvety, intensity. Soft, silky, smooth. Rich, spicy fruit flavours. A long smooth finish. 1 double magnum per lot

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1975

Fonseca 1975
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1975 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Deep brick red with pale brown edges. Aromatic, ripe fruit, jam, liquorice nose. A rich, almost velvety, intensity. Soft, silky, smooth. Rich, spicy fruit flavours. A long smooth finish. 12 bottles per

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £550 - £750

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1975

Fonseca 1975
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1975 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: Deep brick red with pale brown edges. Aromatic, ripe fruit, jam, liquorice nose. A rich, almost velvety, intensity. Soft, silky, smooth. Rich, spicy fruit flavours. A long smooth finish. 24

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £550 - £750

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1980

Fonseca 1980
1 imperial per lot
Fonseca 1980 In original wooden case Tasting note: Rich ruby fading gently at the rim. Scents of spice, raisin and fruit cake. Soft, sweet and ever so slightly plump. Rich and rounded. Flavours of chocolate, spice and Christmas cake. 1 imperial per lot

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1980

Fonseca 1980
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1980 In original wooden case Tasting note: Rich ruby fading gently at the rim. Scents of spice, raisin and fruit cake. Soft, sweet and ever so slightly plump. Rich and rounded. Flavours of chocolate, spice and Christmas cake. 24 half bottles per lot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1983

Fonseca 1983
1 imperial per lot
Fonseca 1983 In original wooden case Tasting note: Attractive blood red colour. Good depth. Intense bouquet. Strong aromas of chocolate prune, fig. Nice depth. Concentrated, rich and complex. Almost creamy. 1 imperial per lot

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £280 - £450

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1985

Fonseca 1985
1 imperial per lot
Fonseca 1985 In original wooden case Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1985

Fonseca 1985
6 magnums per lot
Fonseca 1985 In original wooden, three-magnum cases. Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £420 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1985

Fonseca 1985
6 magnums per lot
Fonseca 1985 In original wooden, three-magnum cases. Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £420 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1985

Fonseca 1985
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1985 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £420 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1985

Fonseca 1985
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1985 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £420 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1992

Fonseca 1992
1 imperial per lot
Fonseca 1992 In original wooden case. Signs of seepage Tasting note: Opaque, purple/inky colour. Fresh berry fruit aromas. Lovely fragrant, resiny scents. Intense, dark chocolate flavours. A big, voluptuous, full-bodied, layered, textural mouthful. Long intense

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1992

Fonseca 1992
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1992 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Opaque, purple/inky colour. Fresh berry fruit aromas. Lovely fragrant, resiny scents. Intense, dark chocolate flavours. A big, voluptuous, full-bodied, layered, textural mouthful. Long intense finish. 12

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1992

Fonseca 1992
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1992 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: Opaque, purple/inky colour. Fresh berry fruit aromas. Lovely fragrant, resiny scents. Intense, dark chocolate flavours. A big, voluptuous, full-bodied, layered, textural mouthful. Long intense finish. 12

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1992

Fonseca 1992
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1992 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: Opaque, purple/inky colour. Fresh berry fruit aromas. Lovely fragrant, resiny scents. Intense, dark chocolate flavours. A big, voluptuous, full-bodied, layered, textural mouthful. Long

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1992

Fonseca 1992
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1992 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: Opaque, purple/inky colour. Fresh berry fruit aromas. Lovely fragrant, resiny scents. Intense, dark chocolate flavours. A big, voluptuous, full-bodied, layered, textural mouthful. Long

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £450 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1994

Fonseca 1994
6 magnums per lot
Fonseca 1994 In original wooden case Tasting note: Dark red, ruby edge. Dense blackcurrant fruit, very fresh and elegant, incredible balance of fine fruit and the first hints of bottle maturity. A textbook year in the vineyard, with low yields and moderate temperatures

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1994 In original wooden, six-bottle cases This lot...

Fonseca 1994 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. This lot includes a 2 night stay, for 2 people, at Portugal's premier 5 star luxury wine hotel - The Yeatman, with a tour of Fonseca's vineyards and a private lunch at Quinta do Panascal . * Valid for 1 year from the auction date and subject to

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1994

Fonseca 1994
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1994 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: Dark red, ruby edge. Dense blackcurrant fruit, very fresh and elegant, incredible balance of fine fruit and the first hints of bottle maturity. A textbook year in the vineyard, with low

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1994

Fonseca 1994
24 half bottle per lot
Fonseca 1994 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: Dark red, ruby edge. Dense blackcurrant fruit, very fresh and elegant, incredible balance of fine fruit and the first hints of bottle maturity. A textbook year in the vineyard, with low

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1997

Fonseca 1997
6 magnums per lot
Fonseca 1997 In original wooden three-magnum cases Tasting note: An attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth. Lovely rich

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £480 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1997

Fonseca 1997
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1997 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: An attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth. Lovely rich

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £480 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1997

Fonseca 1997
12 bottles per lot
Fonseca 1997 In original wooden, six-bottle cases. Tasting note: An attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth. Lovely rich

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £480 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1997

Fonseca 1997
24 half bottles per lot
Fonseca 1997 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: An attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £480 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015

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Fonseca 1997

Fonseca 1997
24 half bottle per lot
Fonseca 1997 In original wooden, twelve half-bottle cases. Tasting note: An attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £480 - £650

Date: 22 Oct 2015