1966 Delaforce

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1966 Delaforce

Post by jdaw1 » 03:43 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Delaforce 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 21:11 Wed 16 Jan 2008

Bought from a merchant 18 months ago.

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Post by DRT » 03:03 Sun 27 Jan 2008

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Worth noting the new label, capsule and seal. The label states that this was shipped by Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers which suggests that this is an ex-cellars bottle from 1991 or later, after Delaforce became part of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 22:26 Tue 29 Jan 2008

A pale centre and watery rim. Spearmint dominating the nose. A beautiful entry that turns slightly harsh in the mid-palate before the harsh tones resolve themselves with additional air to give fresh pears and sweet damsons. Gently elegant aftertaste that floats away but is better than you'd expect from the palate. A good, modest port, perfect for everyday drinking. 3/3 or 87/100. Decanted for 3½ hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 00:28 Wed 30 Jan 2008

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I have not had many Delaforce before and had no idea what it would be like. AHBs comment about it being an ideal everyday drinker is spot on, although I'm not sure many people have the funds to drink 1966 VP every day :lol:

My TN says: "Toothpaste!! [nose] - Bloody good for a 42 year old port from the 2nd or 3rd Division!"

I rated this 10th out of 14. AHB had it at 11th.

A big thanks to Simon Lisle for supplying the bottle and Ghandih for supplying the dosh to pay for its addition to the line-up.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:43 Thu 31 Jan 2008

A poor showing but only next it's neighbours 10th

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1966 Delaforce cork

Post by jdaw1 » 03:27 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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