1985 Delaforce

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1985 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 17:06 Thu 26 Nov 2015

Df85. Red-orange, 40% opaque. Some liked this. I thought “sour and acidic”.

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Doggett
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 1985 Delaforce

Post by Doggett » 15:11 Mon 30 Nov 2015

Df85 Good fruits on the nose. A slight tawniness to it, possibly dry, but nice balanced heat on the finish. Very enjoyable and a good port from the 1st flight. 89 points

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 22:57 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Pale in colour, rosy in tone; 20% opaque. Harsh on the nose, sour cranberry. Sweet fruit on entry with a delightful sweet fruit palate. A good structure with attractive acidity; nice flavours on the palate giving a lovely mid-weight wine. A delicious finish with a lovely cranberry dryness to the finish. Nice port. 89/100.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Delaforce

Post by flash_uk » 13:29 Wed 06 Jan 2016

25% opacity, orange red. Clean and smooth on the palate, strawberries. Quite fine.

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