1985 Calem

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1985 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 02:53 Sun 04 Jan 2009

Am ‘emergency’ tasting, chez jdaw1, starting at 4:30pm Saturday 3rd January 2009. Links:

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Re: 1985 Cálem

Post by jdaw1 » 05:43 Sun 04 Jan 2009

1985 Cálem: orange! Orange much like the 1963 Borges & Irmão was orange. Smells old too, with lots of acid in the nose. Eric D said ‟fermented dairy product”, and ‟yoghurt”. To taste a lovely oil texture, light flavour, hot at the end. Very short. Very thin sweet in a barley-sugar way, and AJRH rightly adding ‟a little faded”.

Functional nice port, most of a decade ago.

Also see the ½:½ blend of this 1985 and the 1994, the blend labelled 1989½Â±4½ Cálem.

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Re: 1985 Cálem

Post by EricD » 18:01 Sun 04 Jan 2009

1985 Cálem: Surprisingly light tawny color. upon nosing and tasting, it was quite evident that this was just a little past its prime. Still fairly decent, however, with a nose of milky caramel and yogurt. The taste was quite smooth, with no discernable tannins remaining, again I noted that it was 'creamy' - Eric T noted 'cream soda'. Quite pleasant overall, but fading a little.

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Re: 1985 Cálem

Post by uncle tom » 18:31 Sun 04 Jan 2009

I'm a bit surprised!

I have a few of these in the cellar, and when I last tackled one in Dec '05, I was suitably impressed, but thought a little more time was needed..

- Will try to re-visit before the year is out..

Tom
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Re: 1985 Cálem

Post by jdaw1 » 21:22 Sun 04 Jan 2009

This one was very different from the only other Cá85 that I have tried (which I also didn’t like). Maybe an imperfectly stored bottle.

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Re: 1985 Cálem

Post by jdaw1 » 15:22 Thu 15 Jan 2009

The following day, with Eric, the Cálem 1985 still smelt of acid and stink. :-( Tasted of same barley sugar, and heat. ED said ‟candied citron”, and ‟milk chocolate”, I agreeing with the former.

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