1977 Delaforce

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Delaforce

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by AHB » 21:50 Mon 25 Dec 2017

Light brick red colour, 20% opaque. Cedar wood on the nose, pronounced and attractive. Light and smooth entry with little flavour at first, but this port develops beautifully on the mid-palate. Some dryness emerges under the fruit, with the whole being kept nicely fresh by the acidity. Gentle and flavoursome with noticeable tannins and a very long, lingering sweet fruit finish. Lovely port. 91/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 7 hours.
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Delaforce

Post by flash_uk » 18:26 Sat 30 Dec 2017

20% opacity, red-brown. Dusty leather nose. Smooth entry, syrupy, sweetness, some citric notes and slight bitterness in the finish.

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