1963 Delaforce

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1963 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Delaforce, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Delaforce 1963

Post by jdaw1 » 17:13 Sun 03 Feb 2008

Very pink, and quite pale. A big nose heavy with spice. Loved the nose. SRG found “smokey† (yes, maybe, a bit) and HEG found “marzipan† (exactly right: marzipan!). In the mouth big, with good length, Simon’s smoke, spice and well-melded sugar, liquorice. An excellent junior Taylor.

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Post by AHB » 10:03 Mon 04 Feb 2008

My oldest Delaforce to date. Tasted after 4 hours in the decanter. Deep orange colour, paling in the rim. A slight touch of bottle-stink on the nose that blew off after a couple of hours in the glass but the fruit still came through that. Sweet in the mouth with strawberry syrup and cherries. The marzipan that others noted was very recognisable. Very rich, complex and mouth-filling with tannins still noticeable. Very sweet aftertaste with a terrific length that goes through several phases before disappearing. 5/4 or 92/100.
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2nd Feb 2008: Delaforce 1963 bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 11:52 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Delaforce 1963 bottle:
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2nd Feb 2008: Delaforce 1963 cork

Post by jdaw1 » 12:32 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Delaforce 1963 cork:
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2nd Feb 2008: Delaforce 1963 non-capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 14:43 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Delaforce 1963 non-capsule:
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