1985 Churchill

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1985 Churchill

Post by AHB » 11:16 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Deep red colour, still very youthful appearance, dark red rim and opaque centre. Deep and rich nose, red cherries and a touch of licorice. Powerful palate, a large dose of fruit with charcoal dry tannins. A slight hint of VA delivers a touch of candiness. The aftertaste is big, chewy and dominated by the long, fruit finish. Delicious current drinking and in no hurry to be finished. Very tasty. 89/100. Drunk 01-Mar-15. Decanted 7 hours.
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