1985 Churchill

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jdaw1
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1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 Thu 22 Nov 2012

At the suggestion of AHB, on Monday 19th November 2012 we tested an alternative venue, the Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, tel +44 20 7017 1930.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by jdaw1 » 23:20 Thu 22 Nov 2012

Ch85, decanted 7am. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose flat. Taste had big red fruit. Slightly short. Lots of sweetness. Needs time.

But everybody else thought hopelessly corked. Damn! Five years ago I was thoroughly insensitive to TCA. And I had been learning. Or so I thought. Illusion shattered: the TCA that other found so strong and was barely perceptible to me. Damn.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by griff » 13:25 Fri 23 Nov 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Ch85, decanted 7am. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose flat. Taste had big red fruit. Slightly short. Lots of sweetness. Needs time.

But everybody else thought hopelessly corked. Damn! Five years ago I was thoroughly insensitive to TCA. And I had been learning. Or so I thought. Illusion shattered: the TCA that other found so strong and was barely perceptible to me. Damn.
I think I am moderately sensitive. Unless I was selling or making even, I would love not to be sensitive to TCA at all.

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Re: 1985 Churchill

Post by AHB » 14:40 Fri 23 Nov 2012

Dark red in colour, 90% opaque. Hugely smelly on the nose, reeking of TCA. Slightly bitter on the impact, with TCA showing over the fruit and turning bitter on the finish. 82/100
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