2000 Cockburn

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AHB
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2000 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 08:54 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Deep cherry red, little bricking but none of the purple of youth; 90% opaque. A lovely nose of sweet black cherries, but cut with a delicious summer freshness and a touch of barbecue smoke - a really interesting nose. On the palate this is sweet and full of bramble jelly. There is a wonderful elegance to the acidity that stops the bramble from being cloying and highlights some of the peppery basil on the late palate. The gentle tannins show on the cocoa aftertaste before the heat jumps in to warm up the sour cherry and cranberry finish. A delicious port, balanced and elegant despite its relative youth. 90/100. 28-Jul-17. Decanted 24 hours.
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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