NV Cockburn Special Reserve

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by AHB » 00:50 Sun 08 Jan 2017

A bottle bought from a supermarket at Christmas and given to me as a Christmas present by my mother. My half bottle of Taylor 2010 LBV has run out and I needed something else to drink. This was on hand.

Softly fruity on the nose, the palate follows on from this with sweet fruit and pleasant soft structure - tannins, but not too much; acidity, but not too much; sweet fruit, but not too much. It's a very well put together wine that is enjoyable to drink and would make a superb base for a port reduction sauce. 86/100. Drunk 07-Jan-2017. Decanted 1 hour.
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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