2011 Cockburn

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2011 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 21:47 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Tasted at the Symington Family Estates presentation of their 2015 ports.

3,000 cases produced. Dark red and opaque, less purple-plum than the 2015 vintage shown alongside. A fragrant nose, well developed and showing very nicely; vigorous, youthful but with a delightful and mouthwatering balance. Smooth entry with concentrated fruit that has a lovely texture and an amazing depth; soft and gentle chocolate tannins showing throughout. A wonderful aftertaste that is full of sweet fruit, subtle and delicious. A lovely balanced and harmonious port. 95/100. Drunk 18-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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