Fonseca Vintage

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ac-fast
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Fonseca Vintage

Post by ac-fast » 13:47 Sun 09 Jan 2011

Yesteday we had a Fonseca tasting with 12 Vintage...

The program was as follow

1980
1983
1985
1988 G
1991 G
1992 - something wrong with the first... open a new bottel
1995 G
Taylors Vargellas 95 - only for compare to 1995 Guimaraens
1996 G
1997
1970
2000
2003

My favortie was the 1991 - ready for drinking now

The 1970 and 1985 was not ready to drink yet.... still red color, not matured


On some of the labels there was some letters.... S.A.R.L. ???? dos any know what that means ??
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Re: Fonseca Vintage

Post by AHB » 18:16 Sun 09 Jan 2011

Interesting tasting. What did you think of the 1980 Fonseca?

I forget exactly what SARL means, but it is a limited liability company - the equivalent of A/S or AB.
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Re: Fonseca Vintage

Post by DRT » 18:57 Sun 09 Jan 2011

Here is a link to a description of SARL on Wiki.
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Re: Fonseca Vintage

Post by RAYC » 20:34 Sun 09 Jan 2011

If it follows a company name, it is like seeing the word "limited" after the company name in the UK.

The acronym is used in a number of countries across Europe (eg: France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain)and outside (eg: Brazil) to designate a type of limited company (private rather than public, I think), though whilst the acronym is the same, it is not a single legal form of company common to all those countries (like the societas europaea is within the EU, for instance) but a distinct classification within each jurisdiction governed by the different national corporate law regimes (somewhat analagous, in that respect, to the US where an LLC will have different characteristics depending on the corporation code of the state in which it is formed - Delaware LLC, New Jersey LLC etc.). Although they may share similarities and fundamental characteristics, a French SARL may have more in common with the German equivalent (GmbH) than a Portuguese SARL (though i do not profess to know!).

The long form, in Portugal, is "Sociedade Anónima de Responsabilidade Limitada".
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Re: Fonseca Vintage

Post by ac-fast » 21:20 Sun 09 Jan 2011

There is still som years left in the 1980... the colur was light red, starting to get teracotta/orange.
A bit of licorise, tannin, still powerfull, fruit , and a litel twist of blackberry.

Thanks of the explanation of SARL
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Re: Fonseca Vintage

Post by g-man » 21:51 Wed 04 Dec 2013

surprise of the lack of love for the 2003

i absolutely love that wine
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