2016 Cockburn

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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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 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Doggett
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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.
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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 2016 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 12:20 Mon 14 Jan 2019

80% opacity, dark red. Raspberry on the nose. Smooth entry, then quick to dryness. Tannin level high, medium coarseness. Raspberry, goes dry so quick. Finish not there.

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