1985 Warre

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flash_uk
Graham’s 1977
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1985 Warre

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We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Graham’s 1977
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Re: 1985 Warre

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60% opacity. Notes were very short at this point! Soft, red fruits. That's it.
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Re: 1985 Warre

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Mature appearance, 50% opaque. A lovely nose of gentle cinnamon infused sweet sultana and a touch of green banana. Ripe fruit dominates the surprisingly dry palate, but the acidity keeps the palate clean and lively. Gentle pepper shows on the aftertaste and leads to a soft jelly-bean finish. This is fresh, light and elegant on the palate and is a sweet and delicious glass of wine. 89/100.
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Re: 1985 Warre

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W85. Red, 50% opaque. Palate had mid sweetness and good balance, but was dry late. Nonetheless, the weakest of the ’85s.
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