1985 Calem

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1985 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 17:04 Thu 26 Nov 2015

Cá85, opened earlier in the day, re-closed, and decanted 16:00. Red-red-orange, 50% opaque. Nose a hint sour. Early palate very acidic, with red cherries behind the acidity. Long. Drinkable, but not much better than that. (Indeed, true of much of the first page.)

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Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1985 Calem

Post by Doggett » 12:51 Mon 30 Nov 2015

Cá85 Heat on the nose and the first taste, but fades quite quickly. Plummy, very pleasant if unspectacular. Slight in colour and starting to brown. 88 points

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Calem

Post by AHB » 22:56 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Mid-red, mature colour; 80% opaque. A slight hint of VA on the nose adding a gentle of layer of complexity to the sweet fruit. Smooth and gentle texture, mild and sweet fruit which develops pleasantly to give a balanced and rounded acidity on the mid-palate. A sweet and fragranced raspberry fruit with a good length. There is something disjointed and unsatisfying about this lightweight port. 81/100.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Calem

Post by flash_uk » 13:25 Wed 06 Jan 2016

50% opacity orange brown, cloudy with sediment. Slightly medicinal nose. IN the mouth, a sharpness, acidity, sugary, little backbone, no tannin.

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