1997 Churchill

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AHB
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1997 Churchill

Post by AHB » 17:40 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bought by the glass from Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square @ £14 for a generous pour. Dark red with brick tones, 90% opaque. Deep bramble fruit on the nose with some brown sugar overtones. The bramble fruit is smooth and slightly jammy but with a balancing acidity on entry; tannins with a slight green hint show on the mid-palate and become quite woody. A little harsh on the late palate, which leads to a harsh and aggressive aftertaste where the tannins dominate the start of the finish. Overall, a pleasant port that is drinking quite well today but which paled when compared against the Cockburn 1977 also drunk that night. 87/100. Drunk 03-May-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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