1980 Delaforce Corte

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Re: 1980 Delaforce Côrte

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Re: 1980 Delaforce Côrte

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Re: 1980 Delaforce Côrte

Post by jdaw1 » 23:13 Wed 25 Apr 2012

DfC80, red, 40% opaque, to red-pink at edge. Nose had stewed fruits, as well as the signature burnt flavours. The taste off: stewed. Still pleasantly drinkable, but not right.

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Re: 1980 Delaforce Côrte

Post by AHB » 17:07 Sun 29 Apr 2012

A touch cloudy; baked and burnt on the nose. Bland entry, nothing but some burnt charcoal flavours, very light fruit. Heat and licorice on the finish. A poor port. 80/100.
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Re: 1980 Delaforce Côrte

Post by JacobH » 18:49 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Similar colour to the 1980. Reddish centre fading slightly on edge. Some mint on nose. Then huge amounts of tobacco. Perhaps some smokey chicory, too. In the mouth, some sugar initially, then cherries on the mid-palate. Aftertaste is smokey and long. Very nice.
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