1997 Delaforce Corte

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Re: 1997 Delaforce Côrte

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Re: 1997 Delaforce Côrte

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Re: 1997 Delaforce Côrte

Post by jdaw1 » 23:29 Wed 25 Apr 2012

DfC97, purple-black, 90% opaque. Dry, tannic and closed.

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Re: 1997 Delaforce Côrte

Post by AHB » 17:09 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Deep red and youthful, just less than opaque. Slightly dirty nose, bringing subdued purple fruit. Acidity and tannins are present, but the balance is a little off (not unusual in the 1997 vintage at the moment) and needs more time. Dry tannins show clearly on the aftertaste and floral finish. Difficult to score in this phase. 83/100.
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Re: 1997 Delaforce Côrte

Post by JacobH » 19:55 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Same colour as the 1994. Slightly musty smell. Slightly hot. Alcohol obviously present. Very little fruit. Some gritty tannins but less griping than the 1994. A bit disappointing
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