1967 Cockburn

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1967 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 20:55 Wed 04 Oct 2017

From a bottle with a high fill. Brick coloured, but with a edge that is almost golden; 60% opaque. Smelling slightly oxidised on the nose with pine needles over bitter juniper berries - slightly dirty and very gamey. Quite neutral on entry with little fruit. Some dried sour cherries appear on the mid-palate with the juniper bitterness and a sandlwood sweetness adding complexity and interest, but with a slight touch of oxidation. The flavours all combine to deliver a big, bitter mouthful. The aftertaste is just as big, dominated by cedar wood and leads to an explosion of tobacco which fades quickly until leaving a long finish of red aniseed. A big and powerful port, if a little dry. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1955. 89/100. Decanted 2 hours. Drunk 28 September 2017.
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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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1967 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 11:34 Mon 23 Oct 2017

30% opacity, warm red. Red fruits on the nose. Dry entry, nicely balanced, strawberry. I guessed D63.

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