1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Post Reply
Message
Author
YLee
Posts: 1382
Joined: September 20th, 2018, 8:09 am

1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#1 Post by YLee » August 27th, 2019, 12:59 pm

Planning on opening a '85 Canon. How long should I decant? Anyone had this recently to give me an insight on where they are?
-¥ 0 ñ 9

User avatar
Ian A
Posts: 212
Joined: November 13th, 2014, 6:37 am

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#2 Post by Ian A » August 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm

Not having had this recently if I was in your shoes, without better advice, I would stand up in a cool dark place for a few days then pop it and start pouring after half an hour and take it from there.
Ian Amstad

User avatar
Marcus Dean
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1176
Joined: May 31st, 2017, 4:45 pm
Location: Auckland Noo ZEEEEland

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#3 Post by Marcus Dean » August 27th, 2019, 1:52 pm

Havent had the 85 canon recently, but other 85s I have opened in the last month (cheval blanc and palmer) have both drunk ok from a pop and pour and improved a fair bit with up to 3 hours of decanting.

MikeL238
Posts: 8
Joined: August 27th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#4 Post by MikeL238 » August 27th, 2019, 1:56 pm

I have one that I'm waiting to open as well. Let me know what you end up doing. TIA!
Leigh

User avatar
Brad England
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 816
Joined: June 3rd, 2009, 11:14 am
Location: Minneapolis/Beaver Creek/Marea

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#5 Post by Brad England » August 27th, 2019, 3:22 pm

I'm with Ian. The 85's can show their age, so I'd err on the side of caution. Assuming you'll drink it over a couple of hours, I'd only decant a half hour or so before you drink it.
CT=BradE

User avatar
Ramon C
Posts: 3629
Joined: October 23rd, 2010, 6:34 am

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#6 Post by Ramon C » August 27th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Ian above speaks it.

Also a good way to let sediment settle and decant out.
@brera

Jeff D a v i e s
Posts: 81
Joined: October 9th, 2009, 5:21 pm

Re: 1985 ch. Canon length of decant?

#7 Post by Jeff D a v i e s » August 27th, 2019, 6:54 pm

I had this recently and found it better after a few hours of air

Cheers

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”