1970 Cockburn

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1970 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sat 27 Aug 2016

Deep burnished red in colour, 60% opaque. Attractive nose of caramel and soft rhubarb. Soft texture on the palate, sweet fruit with tobacco and raisins coming through strongly. Generous but balanced acidity keeps the focus and makes the palate very lively. The acidity does burn slightly on the aftertaste but then delivers a massive finish that makes the mouth water and the palate tingle with an overload of aniseed and tobacco. Great port, drinking very well at the moment. 92/100. Drunk 20-Aug-16. Decanted 24 hours.
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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