1963 Cockburn

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 21:11 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Lovely burnished red mahogany colour, 50% opaque. A touch of spirit on the nose, mixed with sweet tobacco and golden sultanas. Modest entry with a nice texture; lots of acidity attacks the tongue but under that is the sweet tobacco and cedar wood of a port in its tertiary phase of life. Spicy and quite peppery on the late palate, but always quite sweet. Aggressive aftertaste showing lots of heat and a very long finish of cedar wood and aniseed balls. Enjoyable port, but now losing its fruit and becoming purely tertiary. 87/100. Drunk 14-May-17. Decanted 2 hours.
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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