1977 Delaforce

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RAYC
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1977 Delaforce

Post by RAYC » 23:34 Fri 07 Jun 2013

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RAYC
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by RAYC » 16:32 Tue 18 Jun 2013

Sour cherry nose, which some thought slightly dusty but i quite liked. Thinnish texture but good rich flavour. Zingy citrus heat at finish. Good port, though benefitted from being tasted before some of the better 70s at the tasting. I enjoyed this bottle, and think i rated this higher than most. 90
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 22:00 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Light in colour, pale rose; 10% opaque. On the nose this smells herbaceous, full of dry green leaves. Sweet entry, little fruit, showing as a lightweight port. Strawberries arrive mid-palate and grow to mouthfilling levels. Lovely balance. Wood ash on the aftertaste, slight woody edge to the long finish that lacks fruit but has plenty of green apples on the finish. Not a great showing - just possibly slightly flattened by the mildest of TCA taint. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1985. 84/100. Drunk 04-Jun-13. Decanted 5 hours.
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 09:26 Sat 20 Jul 2013

Df77, decanted 2½pm. Red-pink, 30% opaque. Taste light, with strawberry. Heat mid-palate, fuller at end. Freshness. PW said ‟hint of lemon”; CRS said ‟sherbet”.

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