1963 Delaforce

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Re: 1963 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 22:20 Wed 25 Apr 2012

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Re: 1963 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Wed 25 Apr 2012

Df63, bright red, 40% opaque. Nose had bright red fruit, especially strawberry. To taste heap early palate, and more mid-palate. Strawberries, especially late palate. Lighter than perfect, but very good.

Later I noted great balance, heat still present mid palate, and very long.

I voted first place for WOTN: 3 points.

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Re: 1963 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 16:28 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Modest red centre, 20% opaque. Aggressive nose, pine resin and slightly harsh menthol. Lovely rich texture, thick and delicious. Big flavours, good palate presence. Deep rich Seville orange marmalade finish of great length. Lovely port. 90/100.
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Re: 1963 Delaforce

Post by JacobH » 18:47 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Measure redder than the 1960. Some eucalyptus. Less heat than the 1960, though. Perhaps some tobacco? Long red fruit initially, then similar aftertaste to the 1960. Some orange. Very, very nice.
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