1966 Delaforce

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Re: 1966 Delaforce

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Re: 1966 Delaforce

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Re: 1966 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Wed 25 Apr 2012

Df66, red-red-brown, 25% opaque. Nose had cedar wood. Taste dark, rich and unctuous. Mid-size but lovely. Some cedar again, some leather actually lots of leather.

Later larger, but odd burnt flavour stronger.

I voted second place for WOTN: 2 points.

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Re: 1966 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 16:29 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Nice core of mature red, soft coloured rim; 30% opaque. Spicy nose, sweet nutmeg but a little flat. Sweet, but a bit mono-dimensional. Lots of burnt sugar, and a bit subdued but a lovely raspberry brûlée finish. Gained complexity with more time in the glass to become really good. 87/100.
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Re: 1966 Delaforce

Post by JacobH » 18:47 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Similar colour to the 1963. Nice deep, reddish centre. Good porty nose. Much more subtle than the 1963. Very long tobacco at the very end. In the mouth, slight hit of sugar. Followed by rounded fruit. Medium aftertaste. Some tobacco. Some oranges. Very elegant. Perhaps even needs some more time?
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