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Delaforce Touriga Nacional
2011 - Delaforce Touriga Nacional
750 ml.

$23.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 88
WS 93

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Varietal: Touriga Nacional; Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2011

Size: 750 ml.

Delaforce was founded in 1834, when John Fleurriet Delaforce was asked by his London employer to set up a new Port wine company for the partners of Martinez Gassinot. Delaforce rapidly became established as one of the leading Port wine companies developing its sales worldwide. Between 1894 and 1906 the company was distinguished with a warrant as supplier of Port wine to the Portuguese Royal Household. The company still exists today but was acquired by the Taylor-Fladgate Fonseca group in 2001 although still maintaining its individual identity and traditions. Ever since being acquired by the Taylor-Fladgate Fonseca group, its wines are back on form and aspire to the quality they must have once held in the late nineteenth century when the company supplied the Portuguese Royal Family. The company sources grapes from its own vineyards located in the finest areas of the Rio Torto and Roncão valleys. The house style is distinguished by delicate fruit flavours, smooth texture, and early-maturing qualities, the firm has gained recognition for its continuity and style. Delaforce has developed a reputation for its blending and ageing skills particularly noticeable in the company’s renowned aged tawny ports.

SKU: 545
Reviews
Robert Parker - 88 See more...
The 2011 Touriga Nacional was tank-fermented, then aged in new French oak for 12 months. It is a friendly, middle-of-the-road Touriga that drinks nicely. Not overly complex, it still has some elegance in the mid-palate, classic Touriga floral aromatics and a ton of charm. To its credit, I liked it far better after 45 minutes of aeration than when opened. It seemed more solid and more expressive. For an early maturing Touriga, it shows quite well, relying on its balance and accessibility. It is easy to like at a rather good price. Drink now-2020.
Wine Spectator - 93 See more...
Effusively fruity, showing good cut to the lively raspberry, dark cherry and blackberry flavors, lush and pure. Offers caressing tannins, with vanilla and strawberry cream notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made.

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