NV Cockburn Special Reserve

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by AHB » 21:38 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Bought from Waitrose a few days before being opened. Garnet red in colour with about 90% opacity. Nosing of sweet rose perfume and fat blackberries, this smells as though it will be overly sugary but the flavours which flow onto the palate have a pleasing level of acidity. The acidity keeps the flavours fresh and focused and highlight the bramble and blueberry fruit. The tannins are resolved on the palate but show as a hint of cocoa on the finish, which follows a gentle aftertaste of sweet raspberries. Light bodied but nicely flavoursome this has lasted well with its extended decant in the bottle. 86/100. Drunk 01-Mar-17.
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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