1977 Cockburn

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LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1977 Cockburn

Post by LGTrotter » 22:00 Mon 16 Apr 2018

This still seems to be settling into itself after recorking, my advice would be give it a bit longer. Good port though, well good for me; Light with plenty of acidity, more red currants than black fruit. A slightly querulous note in there somewhere. Similar to a lot of 77s in that it is sere, pale and maybe starting to brown. "A painter of the Umbrian school, designed upon a gesso ground, the Nimbus of the Baptised God, the wilderness is cracked and browned. But through the water, pale and thin, still shine the unoffending feet..".

Oh alright, 91 points. It will certainly last at this level for another ten or even twenty years.

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