1982 Delaforce

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jdaw1
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1982 Delaforce

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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 18:10 Mon 21 Jun 2010

D +30 minutes: a very pale pink; nosing of not much, perhaps a bit of Turkish Delight and charcoal. Very sweet in the mouth with some pleasant, figgy fruit. A surprising amount of tobacco spiciness and complexity on the palate of this port and with a good balance of structural acidity. Very floral aftertaste, although there is a bit of a burn at the start of the finish this is followed by a long flavour of red aniseed balls that tingled the edges of the tongue. A much better port than I was expecting, enjoyable and perfectly mature. 87/100.
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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by JacobH » 12:54 Tue 22 Jun 2010

Quite light; muted on the nose with perhaps a touch of washing-up-liquid (though that, thankfully, didn't get in the way). In the mouth, a striking treacle flavour balanced against some acidity. Long aftertaste where Cointreau predominated.
CHR wrote:"Very nice". Treacle
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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by Chris Doty » 14:12 Tue 22 Jun 2010

Feminine. Light. Both in color and on the attack. Mid-weight mid-palate, with a spiced perfume component that was a bit curious. Kinda like a 'good girl gone bad' vibe, but in a mid-1930s sort of way. Imagine Snow White, after filming with Walt and Co, going to Paris to sit outside on a pleasant May afternoon and drinking a nice, spirited drink as she contemplates her next move. THAT'S WHAT THIS WINE TASTES LIKE TO ME. Also -- a bit of coffee on the finish that was rather surprising. Not enough 'umph' or balance for me. It is a light, feminine, wandering port.

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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by uncle tom » 18:06 Tue 22 Jun 2010

Sweet, pale and very light on the palate; but really quite nice to drink, with no rough edges.

A wine to drink sooner rather than later.

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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by WS1 » 20:46 Tue 22 Jun 2010

This bt of Delaforce 1982 was sourced from a perfect Belgian cellar via Axel. Hence I think this was the reason why this was still very nice. Otherwise this is a Port that should be drunk despite being very nice when haveing a good bt. Pale in colour and its light appearance do sum up the Delaforce weaknesses. Otherwise the complexity is nice and make the wine fairly attractive.

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Re: 1982 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 08:53 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Pale colour with little pigment remaining. Charcoal and tobacco on the nose. Light fruit, gentle acidic structure; mature and balanced. Soft aftertaste, full of igs and dates and with plenty of volume. Others commented that the finish was of oranges and cointreau. A light-bodied and very elegant port to be drunk soon. 88/100; drunk after 2 hours decanting.
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