Delaforce Vintage Port 2011
Port from Portugal
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Alcohol By Volume: 20.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Dark, opaque, nearly black in color. Powerful black currant and berries aromas. Medium-bodied, sweet, with a good fruit and a long, satisfying finish.
"A pureness and focus to this young vintage Port makes it exceptional. Aromas of blueberries and raspberries. Full body, medium sweet with an integrated fruit and tannin structure. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Extremely well-made. 500 cases produced of this foot-trodden wine. Better in 2022."
"The 2011 Delaforce has a slightly smudged, gingerbread-tinged bouquet with plenty of ravishing ripe black fruit and a whiff of tobacco. The palate has a slight hickory note on the entry with a fine seam of acidity. Hints of cigar box remain patiently in the background, while the finish shows fine structure and weight. It is a slightly broody infant port, but one with charm and breeding.
The Wine Advocate
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Six generations of the Delaforce family have called Portugal's Douro Valley home. The first arrived from England in 1834 and it was his son, George who in 1868 founded the port firm that bears the Delaforce name. Delaforce has cultivated an inimitable style, characterized as rich, elegant and fruity, -- a style admired for its consistency, attracting kudos from port lovers and...
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Learn About Portugal
The country best known for Port,
Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still
wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The
winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east.
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Learn About Port
Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts,
which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its
home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape
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