1992 Churchill Agua Alta

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1992 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by flash_uk » 12:12 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1992 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by flash_uk » 12:21 Thu 17 Aug 2017

80% opacity, dark, dark red. Muted nose, dark fruits. Tannic in the mouth, young, good fruit. I guessed V95.

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Re: 1992 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by AHB » 13:54 Sat 04 Nov 2017

From Churchill. Deep red with a medium rim and an opque centre. Delicious nose, full of sweet fruit - everything you would want in a port reaching early maturity. An impression of dirty fruit on the palate, lots of tannin and lots of powerful acidity. The texture is slightly chalky with the tannins fine grained and giving a youthful and big mouthful of concentrated bramble fruit. Lots of flower perfume fragrance on the late palate leads to a massive aftertaste and a big, black chocolate and black licorice finish. This is a huge port that needs more time. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1992. 90/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 12½ hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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