1963 Delaforce

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
uncle tom
Dow 1980
Posts: 2717
Joined: 23:43 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Near Saffron Walden, England

1963 Delaforce vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 19:55 Thu 12 Jun 2008

From the same case as the bottle sampled by Julian a while back.

Although a fine golden colour in the glass, with a pleasant nose and a slightly peppery note on the palate, the wine was compromised by a fire that was severe at first decanting, less prominant after a few hours, but then refused to go away.

Indeed there was little evolution between +6 hrs and +3 days.

The '60 was marginally better - score 4-3

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19293
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1963 Delaforce vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 21:04 Thu 12 Jun 2008

uncle tom wrote:From the same case as the bottle sampled by Julian a while back.
Tasting note.

Andy Velebil
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2366
Joined: 22:16 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
Contact:

Post by Andy Velebil » 17:10 Fri 13 Jun 2008

Interesting TN, do you think this just over the hill now and lost all fruit. Old Delaforce doesn't show up on this side of the pond very often.

User avatar
uncle tom
Dow 1980
Posts: 2717
Joined: 23:43 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Near Saffron Walden, England

Post by uncle tom » 18:16 Fri 13 Jun 2008

No, it's only marginally over the hill, and not really tertiary yet; but it now has more spirit than it can handle.

I'm thinking I should have tried leaving the top of the decanter for a while to allow a little evaporation - must try that next time I get a bottle with a similar problem.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest