1985 Feuerheerd

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jdaw1
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1985 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 11:56 Tue 03 Mar 2015

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Re: 1985 Feuerheerd

Post by jdaw1 » 12:42 Tue 03 Mar 2015

Fd85 (MPM). Red, 70% opaque. Nose had a slight stink. Mid weight- heat, but this Port slightly unbalanced. Pleasant drinking Port, but not quite right.

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Re: 1985 Feuerheerd

Post by flash_uk » 19:02 Wed 04 Mar 2015

50% opacity, cloudy. Slightly dirty nose. Light in the mouth, some spice, faint hints of red fruit, not much finish.

Disappointing given the delight provided by the first bottle from this stash.

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Re: 1985 Feuerheerd

Post by AHB » 08:16 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Mature red appearance with a soft rose coloured rim. Slightly smelly on the nose, smelling of boiled rhubarb. Some burnt match heads on the palate, which is surprisingly dry with tannins and stewed fruit - the tannins being unexpectedly fierce. Big and chewy on the aftertaste with stewed sour fruit on the finish, the end of which is dominated by the tannins. Rather unbalanced but nevertheless perfectly enjoyable. Served blind this was guessed to be OBV 1977. 85/100.
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