Delaforce Late Bottle Vintage Port 2017 750ml - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Delaforce Late Bottle Vintage Port 2017 750ml

Delaforce Late Bottle Vintage Port 2017

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Category Port
Origin Portugal, Douro
Brand Delaforce
Alcohol/vol 20%
A port of deep ruby color with intense aromas of plums, fresh berries and liquorice revealing immense complexity. Very fruity on the palate, with round tannins in a perfectly balanced structure. Pair this brilliant LBV Port with blue cheeses, manchego and dark chocolate desserts.
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines and comes in with 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. It was bottled with a bar-top cork in June 2021 after aging in large old tonels for about four years. Concentrated and dense, this is a relatively deep LBV this year. It is ready to drink, but it has enough structure to seem interesting, not just fruit-forward. It has some power and some pop, finishing with a touch of red berry fruit. It starts off with a hint of cistus for aromatics. Overall, this is very nice, but it lacks some finesse. For the price point and the category, there won't be many complaints, and in some ways, it competes well with the 2020 Delaforce Vintage Port in this report. In time, they will separate more in favor of the Vintage Port, but today this is a good bargain.

Mark Squires, November 10, 2022
Wine Spectator
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Gentle-edged and quite open in feel, this offers a friendly gush of crushed plum and boysenberry compote flavors backed by light anise and fruitcake accents on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 550 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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A rounded Port, smooth and with a jammy texture enhanced by caramel flavors. There is a touch of acidity to balance this wine that has sweetness at the end. Drink now.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2022

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