1985 Churchill

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1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 00:02 Wed 14 Mar 2012


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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 21:09 Wed 14 Mar 2012

Ch85, brought by AHB. Red, 65% opaque. Initially a not good nose, with some red fruit and just as much stink. DRT said ‟rubber”. To taste acidic and cloying. Yuck.

But two hours later better. The nose had rogan josh yes, really. A good one too. But the palate still not quite right. My worst bottle of Ch85.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by AHB » 09:42 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Firm red colour, 90% opaque. A touch of VA on the nose - cherry flavoured VA! Sweet in the mouth, a little smokey, with strawberries and soft tannins. Warm cherry aftertaste, slightly acidic finish of good duration. On the lighter and drier side of medium bodied. 84/100. 8 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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