1985 Churchill

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1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 11:51 Sun 29 Nov 2009

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3412]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Question needing an answer by Saturday. For nine adults at a slightly belated Thanksgiving lunch to be held on Sunday (Brit, Paris, not the official day of Thanksgiving: I am not interested in hearing it) I will be serving three bottles of reasonable fake champagne, several bottles of an acceptable Bordeaux, and then three bottles of 1985 port.
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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 12:09 Sun 29 Nov 2009

Churchill 1985, at D+0. Dark red, youthfully so, quite opaque. Unlike the RP85 no purple. Nosing of big red fruit, maybe strawberries. Like taste, big and luscious. The best of the three.

My daughter (aged 3) said ‟it smells like mint”, which it didn’t to me.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 20:19 Sun 29 Nov 2009

Ch85, from D+4hr to D+8hr. The richest and best texture of the three. Initially I thought more heat than the RP85, then I thought less. Maybe strawberry fruit. Aftertaste: alcohol or pepper? I asked Christophe, who thought it in between the two.

Conan: musky. Like the bark of a tree that fell down some years ago. (I wonder whether Conan had muddled his RP85 with his Ch85.)

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by DRT » 20:21 Sun 29 Nov 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Ch85, from D+4hr to D+8hr. The richest and best texture of the three. Initially I thought more heat than the RP85, then I thought less. Maybe strawberry fruit. Aftertaste: alcohol or pepper? I asked Christophe, who thought it in between the two.

Conan: musky. Like the bark of a tree that fell down some years ago. (I wonder whether Conan had muddled his RP85 with his Ch85.)
Perhaps Conan would have prefered the RO85?
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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by SushiNorth » 18:45 Tue 01 Dec 2009

This is wonderful feedback, jdaw. I have recently picked up a sizable quantity of these at an excellent price, but have not yet had the chance to crack. g-man, you and I will drink this soon. How's Sat? ;)
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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 20:42 Tue 01 Dec 2009

SushiNorth wrote:sizable quantity
SushiNorth wrote:an excellent price
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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by Glenn E. » 21:28 Tue 01 Dec 2009

While yummy, it sounds like this bottle is somewhat different than the one we shared in Paris?
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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Tue 01 Dec 2009

From the same case.

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