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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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