1987 Delaforce Corte

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benread
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1987 Delaforce Quinta Da Corte

Post by benread » 19:37 Wed 04 Jun 2008

I have just opened this bottle with a view to enjoying a glass or two tonight and tomorrow night. Immediate observations:
  • It has a very heavy flake like sediment
    The cork had a wax like substance over it - almost like an additional seal? Has anyone seen this before?
    The small glass I poured at the end is quite amber / red
I shall look forward to enjoying this later!
Ben
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Post by AHB » 20:14 Wed 04 Jun 2008

I love this port! I haven't had it for a while and really hope it lives up to some of the experiences that I have had with it. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it from?

The extra wax seal is uncommon, but is exactly that. A thin, almost clear, layer of wax spread across the top of the cork and bottle to make things absolutely air tight.

Enjoy - a great choice.
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Post by benread » 20:31 Wed 04 Jun 2008

AHB wrote:If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it from?
I have found two people selling this at the moment:

Virgin Wines at GBP17.49
Arthur Rackham Wines at GBP17.19

That seemed pretty good value to me. I must admit I did check the tasting notes before buying, just to check!
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Post by benread » 21:07 Wed 04 Jun 2008

Now enjoying a glass. It is very smooth - what i was hoping for from a 21 year old wine. I am glad I bought more than 1 bottle!

This could become a reliable everyday VP for me I think!
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Post by AHB » 21:14 Wed 04 Jun 2008

I'm very pleased that this is a good bottle. I would agree that this is a good candidate for a house port.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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