1912 Cockburn

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1912 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 18:20 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The traditional Christmas Tasting was held in Tom’s pub.

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Re: 1912 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 18:17 Thu 05 Jan 2017

45% opacity, very clear red-amber. Lively fruity nose, applemint! Amazing balance, syrupy, gentle heat mid palate. Sweetness, amazing length. Very gentle bitterness in the finish, but lip-licking. Raisins.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1912 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 21:57 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Sourced by Phil Wakely, identified from the branding on the cork. Bronzed with age in colour, still heavily pigmented and 60% opaque. A slight touch of resin on the nose that is otherwise full of applemint and bruised apples. A wonderful texture on the palate with flavours in perfect balance. The refined and elegant palate delivers generous levels of fruit and even some soft tannins. There are so many layers and nuances of flavour which lead to an astonishing long finish of tobacco and sweet orange marmalade. This is an astonishing port, very close to being perfect. 98/100. 15-Dec-16. Decanted 1½ hour.
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