1985 Churchill

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AHB
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1985 Churchill

Post by AHB » 19:26 Sat 04 Jun 2016

Deep brick red, 80% opaque. Powerful nose, made slighty aggressive by generous but not overwhelming levels of VA. Rustic palate, full of fruit but also with tones of the VA. The two combine to give a dry, tannic mouthfeel with plenty of fruit but with a sense of farmyard or dirtiness. Very powerful aftertaste and a big finish of black cherries and even darker chocolate; great length. 87/100. Drunk 03-Jun-16. Decanted 24 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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