1986 Churchill Fojo

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1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by nac » 14:42 Tue 20 Dec 2016

Two bottles from a case of three, via Laithwaites in mid/late 90s, purchase price around £25 per bottle (unfortunately can't find full records).

Decanted about an hour before drinking. Still quite dark, with no obvious browning to rim; softening tannin but retaining some structure; lots of primary fruit still. No discernible bottle variation.

Quite nice, but nothing special. Drinking well now & don't think it's going to get any better but don't need to rush to finish up.

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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by PhilW » 18:40 Tue 20 Dec 2016

I don't think I've ever seen a bottle of Churchill Fojo - any chance of a picture of the bottle/label/capsule, please?
How does it compare to the Churchill '85 do you feel?

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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by DRT » 18:50 Tue 20 Dec 2016

I had a stash of the Fojo 1989 (also from Laithwaites) that are now long gone. I remember it being a very nice glass of port, as evidenced by this one and only TN from 2007: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=431

I note that I didn't mention Churchill in the title but presume it was also made by them.
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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by nac » 14:35 Wed 21 Dec 2016

Will add some photos - just need to reduce size of the images...

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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by nac » 09:34 Thu 22 Dec 2016

Pictures as requested...
Fojo86 Label.jpg
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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by PhilW » 14:52 Thu 22 Dec 2016

Thank you for posting the images - interesting to see what they looked like.
Would you also be happy to let me add them to the VPID, with credit to you of course? (vintage port bottle, label and capsules image database, www.hallarn.com/vpid)

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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by nac » 14:56 Tue 10 Jan 2017

PhilW, that's fine. Please use as you feel appropriate...

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Re: 1986 Churchill Fojo

Post by PhilW » 15:17 Tue 10 Jan 2017

nac - thank you.

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