1977 Delaforce

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1977 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 22:18 Wed 04 Jan 2012

In honour of the presence in London of Dr Dirk Bruns, people gathered at the The Crusting Pipe on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 to taste some 1977s. Links:

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Re: 1977 Delaforce

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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 22:18 Wed 04 Jan 2012

The capsule, photographed by AHB.
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

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The capsule, photographed by AHB, then digitally whitened.
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Wed 04 Jan 2012

Df77: presented blind. Decanted 13:00. Red-pink, 40% opaque. Nose of red cherries. Taste starts with heat, then lovely cherries under-ripe red cherries. Also a high-toned note, close to spearmint. Mid-weight. Jolly good.

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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by RAYC » 15:33 Fri 06 Jan 2012

evolved colour, tastes old, grand marnier and thick-cut orange marmalade flavours predominate, with a sweet citric bite and pleasant warming heat (hint of menthol?) that fills the late palate nicely. Long but delicate finish. My immediate thought: Croft (though some disagreement as to its Croftiness/orangeyness around the table). Very distinctive, very good **** (91)
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 09:24 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Deep orange, 40% opaque. Lovely nose of sweet aniseed and rose petals. Concentrated oranges on the initial impact, with sweet Seville zest. Light bodied, slightly dusty, a little bitter. Delightful sweet and concentrated fruit. Light and enjoyable. 83/100. 8 hour decant.
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