1982 Churchill

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jdaw1
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1982 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Wed 09 Nov 2011

On Tuesday 8th November 2011, in The Steak Exchange EC2A 2EH, friends gathered to note the return to London of jdaw1, and the recent birth of his second daughter. The theme was ‟Port With Star Quality”, with appropriately themed placemats.

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Re: 1982 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Wed 09 Nov 2011

Ch82, from RAYC. Red, 60% opaque. To taste tannic young fruit, quite dry, with plums and prunes.

My first taste of Churchill’s first vintage.

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Re: 1982 Churchill

Post by AHB » 18:15 Mon 14 Nov 2011

90% opaque, showing as a modest red in the early stages fo maturity. Slightly corked on the nose, but still showing fruit under the TCA. Sweet entry, but with little fruit; the fruit is also restrained on the mid-palate. Very dry and powdery tannins. Dry aftertaste; chalky and dry finish of really good length. I wonder how much fruit the TCA has pulled out of this? 86/100.
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