1960 Delaforce

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1960 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 17:43 Tue 25 May 2010

Df60: nosing of dark-fruit sweetness. Palate had heat, mid and late. Dark fruits, dry-ish, with plums. Might improve. Far better than the Ferreira and Cockburn; junior to the Sandeman.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1960 Delaforce

Post by Chris Doty » 12:46 Mon 07 Jun 2010

A little light, but again some nice orange fruits. A bit tired and aged, which separates it from the Croft in my view, but actually decent. 85pts

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 09:07 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Mid red, mature in colour with a light centre. Restrained, somewhat soapy nose, but a little flat. Silky texture, slightly thicker than most of the other 1960s tasted at the same event - a lovely texture. Great flavour profile with plenty of complexity. Big aftertaste and a big finish that lingers and rolls around the tongue. Very flavoursome port - shame about the nose because on the palate this puts the Sandeman to shame. 89/100.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1960 Delaforce

Post by DRT » 17:03 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Nice soft nose - good weight with dried fruits, a little heat in the mid-palate then a nice long finish which still has some dry tannin.
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