1908 Cockburn

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1908 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 02:54 Wed 27 Jun 2007

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor (paperwork). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review.

A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockburn, this was educational for me (I do these things for their educational merits, of course not for pleasure). The Cockburn summary: cherries. Black cherries when young; glace cherries when old.

• Cockburn 1908
Very pale pink, and cloudy despite my usual decanting method through multiple layers of muslin. Very spirity; tasting of sugar and alcohol. Old and dead.

Picture of bottle of Cockburn 1908 revealing that it was bought at Sotheby’s New York (lot 1203, 20 May 2006).
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Observe the colour of the ’08s in the decanters (and the cloudiness of the Taylor 1908 in the glass of the man far left, he being ‟JFH”).

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