1994 Delaforce

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Re: 1994 Delaforce

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Re: 1994 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Wed 25 Apr 2012

Df94, black-red, 90% opaque. My glass had lots of bottle stink. THRA’s tasted of dry plums, mid-weight, good length, but rather closed.

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Re: 1994 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 17:04 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Nick Delaforce's first vintage as winemaker. Deep red, youthful, just less than opaque. Raspberry jelly on the nose, with a streak of grapefruit. Lovely elegant fruit on the palate, with great balance. Lots of spearmint on the aftertaste, mixed with strong cocoa tannins. Impressive. 88/100.
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Re: 1994 Delaforce

Post by JacobH » 19:53 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Same colour as the 1992. Very muted nose. In the mouth, loads of mint. Very deep, slightly gritty tannins. Very hard work. Quite acidic. Longish aftertaste. Needs 20+ years
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