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Derek, how was the 1977? We had it at a 1977 horizontal in 2008 where it was one of the positive surprises of the evening.DRT wrote:My overall impression of Delaforce is that the wines of the 1960s are very good, whilst those from the 1970s and 1980s are variable but mostly weak or bad examples of VP
And, of course, g-man for very kindly donating the 74.jdaw1 wrote:And Wolfgang.DRT wrote:Tom, Axel, Alex (and perhaps others?) for contributing the Ports
Setting aside the flawed bottles, i had a much more favourable impression of these than you. They are light and may not make old bones (and are certainly not blockbuster ports) but several of them made nice quaffing ports that were elegantly mature and had some attractive characteristics. Hat-tip (surprisingly) to the 1975 and 1982 in particular.DRT wrote:whilst those from the 1970s and 1980s are variable but mostly weak or bad examples of VP.
The 1977 was a slightly compromised bottle i thought - possibly the fault of the cork, which dropped very easily before the tip of the corkscrew even penetrated. We did have a bottle of this back in January that we all thought was rather good (review here), though AHB scored it very low!RonnieRoots wrote:Derek, how was the 1977? We had it at a 1977 horizontal in 2008 where it was one of the positive surprises of the evening.