We decided to do a bit of an impromptu Symington White Blind Tasting, trying the Cockburn Fine White against the Graham № 5 Blend White.
A touch darker than the Graham but only just. A bit spirity on the nose but slightly more complex than the Graham with even some stewed fruits. In mouth, the sugar is immediately dominant. More syrupy but much less fruit, although there are some lychees. Not very floral compared to the Graham and with less acidity, the effect is of a much heavier wine (although this is not necessarily a bad thing). On a blind tasting, the Graham edged this but only just.
Date: 13th July 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... ne%20White
[* A Note on Ratings
My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.]
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