1985 Churchill

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 16:42 Sat 28 Aug 2010

Ch85, at D+3hr. Purple, 90% opaque. Very dark. DRT thinks very dark red rather than purple: I can live with that. Nose of black plum. To taste rich thick mouthfeel, again black plum, very sweet, with some heat on the tongue late-palate. DRT thinks not anywhere near ready: luckily I have two bottles left from the case. DRT says that it is the second-best 1985 he has tasted, after Fonseca. Or maybe Graham is also better?

The fruit is very dark. There is plum, but also something else we had trouble indentified.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 17:03 Sat 28 Aug 2010

Unanimously, Wine Of The Weekend, with F77 in second place.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by Glenn E. » 17:31 Sun 29 Aug 2010

Some time later this fall, or perhaps early this winter, I plan to do a 1985 mini-horizontal with Burmester, Churchill, Croft, Fonseca, Gould Campbell, Graham, Smith Woodhouse, and Taylor. Those being the 1985 Ports for which I have duplicates. I like the Churchill a lot, but I tend to rate it near the Gould Campbell and Smith Woodhouse not the Fonseca and Graham.
Glenn Elliott

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