1985 Churchill

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1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 00:49 Thu 17 Nov 2011

SushiNorth, Mrs SushiNorth, and jdaw1 met for port at TCP on Wed 16 Nov 2011, partly so that SushiNorth could see the famous TCP.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 01:00 Thu 17 Nov 2011

Ch85: 80% opaque, red-red-purple. Young colour. Nose sweet, red cherry, and something high-toned. The taste evolved through the evening. Initially closed. later better balanced, a little roughness mid-palate, plum, and a nice bigness that countered its imperfectly smoothed corners. As ever, very satisfactory port. Would have been better with six hours decant time.

‘C’ on the placemats, for Churchill.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by SushiNorth » 13:00 Tue 22 Nov 2011

It looks like black cherry juice, with the smell of the bottle lingering on its varnishy nose; a little licorice would develop later. The varnish overpowers the dark cherry flavor, it's tannic and tastes of cask/wood. I also get a little bit of spearmint mid palate, and some evergreen as I breathe out. It improved over the course of the evening. 88/90.
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