1991 Delaforce Corte

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1991 Delaforce Quinta da Corte

Post by angeleyes » 00:19 Wed 18 Nov 2009

Unsuccessfully pulled the cork, it came out in bits!
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Decanted, some heavy sediment towards the end.
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Dark ruby colour with a little brown showing; red holding to the rim.

Pungent leathery nose, plums, prunes and a little rubber, sweaty. Tasting, the fruit is light, the acidity and sweetness more prominent, with the sweetness a little clingy on the finish. Hot. Tannins smooth and most noticable at the finish. Acidity lasts, and makes it rather moreish, if a little overpowering!

The other half of the bottle to be reported tomorrow.
Mark

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Re: 1991 Delaforce Quinta da Corte

Post by angeleyes » 22:15 Wed 18 Nov 2009

+24 hours

Finished it off.

Nose much smoother, fruit coming through.

Smoothing out very well in the mouth - again fruit coming through, and a hint of mint. Sweetness and acidity better integrated, tannins still there on the finish but fading a little. A touch more heat, but this is good port. Majestic are doing two for £32 which is a little hard to resist!
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Re: 1991 Delaforce Quinta da Corte

Post by Axel P » 21:14 Mon 23 Nov 2009

Got some from a UK based friend and will try soon. Thanks for the hint

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