1985 Churchill

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1985 Churchill vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:28 Fri 04 Nov 2011

The first bottle from a case taken out of storage with BBR. Deep red incolour, showing early maturity on the rim. Lots of cherries and bramble fruit on the nose, perhaps with a hint of VA. Mild acid on the tongue, generous fruit with lots of black brambles; generous flavours, very mild tannins. Juicy palate. Lovely fruit-dominated aftertaste and a long, full finish. Very drinkable port, drinking very nicely now and not looking at though it will fade any time soon. 89/100. Tasted 18 October 2011 after 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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