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Delaforce - Delaforce 2000 2000

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Area: Cima Corgo
  • Wine Maker: Nicholas Delaforce
  • Grape: Port Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Touriga Nacional / Touriga Francesa
  • Alcohol Percentage: 20.0%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (3 btls)
WA: 90 (2000) VS: 90 (2000) JR: 17 (2000) WS: 87 (2000) WE: 87 to 90 (2000)

Wine tasting notes

Dark purple fruit. Rich, ripe, fresh black fruit aromas. Rounded, well structured, blackberry and chocolate flavours. Good rich fruit intensity and tannin balance.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2000)90 pts

Wine Advocate # 143. Oct 2002. Reviewer : Robert Parker. Made in a sweet, open-knit, precocious style, Delaforce's 2000 reveals a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, accessible black cherry/blackberry fruit with hints of smoke, earth, and truffles. This lush, medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent effort will last for 15+ years. Drink 2002 - 2017.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2000)90 pts

Jan/Feb 03. By Stephen Tanzer. Full medium ruby. Roasted black raspberry and cassis lifted by musky espresso and an exotic smoky, peaty element. Dense and rich; sweet and approachable but with shape and grip. A bit youthfully grapey in the mouth, with smoke and earth notes. Finishes with building, slightly austere tannins and very good length.

JancisRobinson.com (2000)17 pts

Published : 23-Aug-2005. Deep, bright purplish crimson. Very lively, vigorous nose even if without great depths. Extremely sweet start and then lots of violet flavours. Rather dry and austere on the finish. Correct but not a whole load of fun. Quite a long finish already though and a little spirity. When to Drink : 2015 to 2025.

Wine Spectator (2000)87 pts

Issue: May 15, 2003. Very floral, with hints of crushed berries. Medium- to full-bodied, medium sweet, with fine tannins and a long, refreshing finish. Pretty. Best after 2008. 6,500 cases made. ?JS.

Wine Enthusiast (2000)87 to 90 pts

Wine Enthusiast/ 87-90pts. September 2002. A soft, closed-up wine, with just a hint of violet perfume.  The fruit is dense and impenetrable at this stage (always a good sign in vintage port), but there are also hints of herbs and flowers.