Thanks for everyone who was involved in organising this tasting and for Nick Delaforce for coming.
This was a fascinating evening and a great chance to try some (for the UK) quite rare Ports. Unusually for these big vertical tastings, I was struck by how consistent the Delaforce house-style has been between 1960 and 2007: eucalyptus and tobacco on the nose; lots of orange in the mouth and a dryish finish. With a few exceptions, the Delaforce seems quite a gentle and light vintage port, perhaps in the style of Sandeman, but none the worse for that since even in the unusual years (e.g. 1982) some very good wines being produced. I wouldn’t be unhappy to have a big stack of any of these tucked away in my cellar.