2000 Delaforce

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Re: 2000 Delaforce

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Re: 2000 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Wed 25 Apr 2012

Df00, dark purple, 95% opaque. Bottle stink, with mint behind. To taste again dry and tannic and too young for my palate.

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Re: 2000 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 17:05 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Nick Delaforce's last vintage as winemaker. Opaque, deep red. Bottle stink on the nose is unattractive. Fierce acidity and tannin on the palate precedes brooding, concentrated fruit that becomes quite impressive. Sharp acid kick on the aftertaste, then a dry and enjoyable finish. This will be a very impressive port, but marked down slightly because of the bottle stink on the nose. 88/100.
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Re: 2000 Delaforce

Post by JacobH » 19:58 Sat 09 Jun 2012

Very dark. Opaque purple fading to red. Some spearmint then a bit of an odd aroma. In the mouth, some fruit. Then horrible problems, probably caused by being closed and in a mess at the moment. Not very good for drinking today but will surely improve.
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