Delaforce 1963 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Delaforce 1963 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Measure redder than the 1960. Some eucalyptus. Less heat than the 1960, though. Perhaps some tobacco? Long red fruit initially, then similar aftertaste to the 1960. Some orange. Very, very nice.

Tasted at: Delaforce Tasting

Date: 24th April 2012

Rated*: P+

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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