1982 Churchill

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Alex Bridgeman
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1982 Churchill

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Opened at 07.30, decanted at 14.00 and tasted at 20.15. Mature brick-red colour, 70% opaque. A lovely and fragrant fruit nose, full of raspberry sherbet - very fulsome. Mid-weight with a spicy menthol acidity. Red liquorice on the palate with some tannins still holding the wine together. A lively and intense acidity carrying gentle red liquorice and redcurrant jelly. Sweet, balanced and lingering red jelly baby finish. Very, very nice. 91/100. Tasted 17-Jan-2023.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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