1995 Churchill Agua Alta

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1995 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by nac » 09:38 Thu 27 Feb 2020

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Re: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by winesecretary » 22:08 Sun 01 Mar 2020

60% opaque, red rim. Mint on nose. Nice middleweight port, pretty even. But not young for its years (I guessed Cockburn '60; I think only one guess was in the right quarter-century).

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Re: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by nac » 09:31 Tue 03 Mar 2020

The first of six bottles from a case purchased from Laithwaites in 1997.

Decanted 6am on morning of tasting, so 12/13 hours prior to drinking.

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Quite pale given relative youth - 60% opaque.
Still lots of fruit on the nose. OK, but felt a bit out of balance.
Scored 3/7.

Not going to rush to drink up the rest, but probably not one for the long term.

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Re: 1995 Churchill Agua Alta

Post by flash_uk » 12:03 Tue 03 Mar 2020

30% opacity, clear ruby red.. Slightly musty, stewed nose, even vegetal. Young fruit on entry, a bit "fizzy"?!, slightly one dimensional, soime bitterness on the finish. I guessed to be W91.

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