1977 Cockburn

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jdaw1
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1977 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 22:32 Sun 11 Jun 2017

A multi-theme at The B&F on Wednesday 24th May 2017.
• Anything But Vintage IV (III, II, I).
• Blind.
• Optionally ‘For’ Somebody: some bottles were specified as being ‘For’ somebody, that somebody being expected to guess why.

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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 22:25 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Brick red colour, 50% opaque. Some gentle VA on the nose, mixed with orange and apricot. Considerable acidity shows on the palate, sweetened with gentle brown sugar. The acidity is piercing on the mid-palate, overwhelming the sweet dried fig flavours. The acidity is very powerful on the aftertaste, the balance is odd giving a very harsh and aggressive port. The finish is dry and bitter and has a good length; despite the bitterness the finish is rather enjoyable once the initial flavours start to fade and melt together. This improved significantly with time in the glass with the aggressiveness softening. Served blind this was guessed to be Niepoort Garrafeira 1964. 86/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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