Delaforce 1980 Quinta da Corte SQVP: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Delaforce 1980 Quinta da Corte SQVP. 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: Similar colour to the 1980. Reddish centre fading slightly on edge. Some mint on nose. Then huge amounts of tobacco. Perhaps some smokey chicory, too. In the mouth, some sugar initially, then cherries on the mid-palate. Aftertaste is smokey and long. Very nice.

Tasted at: Delaforce Tasting

Date: 24th April 2012

Rated*: C-

* 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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