1977 Delaforce

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1977 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 22:58 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Burnished copper colour, 40% opaque. Gentle nose, slightly nutty with a touch of mild VA and some spiciness. Smooth entry, then a powerful and biting acidity on the palate surrounded by rich, sweet spiced cherries. Very flavoursome. Very, very hot on the aftertaste; a long and extremely tasty finish. This is a very well made, fully mature port, full of spices and dried red fruit. 89/100. May 2015.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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