1908 Cockburn

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AHB
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1908 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 20:57 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Pale rose pink in colour, 20% opaque. Very lively and spicy nose, delicious and full of elegant rose hip. A touch dry initially but then an explosion of flavour comes through on the mid-palate - and just keeps growing until the late palate is really firing on all four cylinders. There is a delicious complexity and multiple layers of flavour to the palate. The aftertaste is big, with a huge red jelly and chilli pepper finish. Superb port. 99/100. Drunk 27-Sep-16. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by LGTrotter » 00:57 Wed 04 Jan 2017

*label bias klaxon*

Are you sure this is 99 points? Is it possible that you have upped your score a teeny bit on account of your amazement at finding a delicious old port with none of the usual limitations of decrepitude? Or perhaps the setting and guests may have influenced you?

I have considered these possibilities and dismissed them, the rigour of the tasting note would have banished any such inconsistency from the final score.

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:03 Wed 04 Jan 2017

No, this was an amazing bottle for sure.


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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 00:32 Sun 08 Jan 2017

This is one of the bottles that JDAW dreamt about, as you will read once my life slows down a little. While I freely confess that the setting and company might have influenced me since I am merely human, it was an amazing bottle of port to drink and I'm privileged that I was able to do so.

If you don't believe me, put the Cockburn 1908 on your bucket list and make sure that I'm with you when your dream comes true. Please?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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