2016 Cockburn

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 11:13 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Deep red with an opaque centre. Muted fruit on the nose, none of the deep concentrated blackcurrant seen on some of the ports from this vintage. Medium weight entry; gripping tannins with clean fruit — more elegance and refinement than the other SFE ports from the vintage. Gentle grip on the aftertaste and a lingering dark damson finish. This is certainly a port made in the vein of the elegant style of Cockburn from yester-year and will mature beautifully as a result. 87-89.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Cockburn

Post by Doggett » 15:11 Sun 04 Nov 2018

Ck16 Deep ruby red with a slight purple rim. More red fruit than black. Lots of acidity on the finish.Softer and more elegant than some on the night but slightly off balance. After the 2011 and 2015 VPs from Cockburn, I think I hoped for more to be honest. But still a good port.
91 Points

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