1985 Warre

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jdaw1
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1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by jdaw1 » 11:12 Wed 03 Apr 2013

W85. Red, 50% opaque. Nose had lovely plums, with a velvet texture. Taste large always good. Red fruit. But also for me a bitterness mid-palate, that I thought mocha of dark chocolate. Everybody else disagreed with this description. But fine juice, and second-placed for WOTN.

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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by djewesbury » 22:13 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Quite a good bit darker than the 83 (which wasn't much of a comparison). A heady, blocky, fruity nose. Very red fruit on the mouth, full, round, exceptionally dry.
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Re: 1985 Warre

Post by AHB » 13:45 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Deep red-mahogany with bricking on the rim; still 90% opaque. Somewhat closed nose with cigar ash and some slight VA. Balanced entry, some restraint but lovely development on the palate. Still youthful and with the same chalky tannins found in the 1983 alongside. Fine palate development and a great presence gives pleasurable drinking now and for a decade or two. The finish is of red licorice and is big and vigorous, long and sweet. Good port. 90/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 8½ hours.
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