1977 Cockburn

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Cockburn

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 22:34 Thu 28 Dec 2017

An ex-cellar bottle from December 2008.

Mature red colour, 50% opaque. Sealed with a cork branded "Cockburn Crusted 1977". Modest nose with some fruit and wine gums but overall a little harsh. A lovely texture on the palate, with some thickness but mostly driven by an impression of rich and sweet fruit. The late palate shows concentrated fruit flavours, good acidity and even some hints of tannins. Rich and round on the late palate. There is a wonderful explosion of spiced fruit on the aftertaste, then a lovely bitter orange finish of good length. This is lovely port. 92/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 5 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 18:10 Sat 30 Dec 2017

20% opacity, warm red. Rich nose, christmas cake. Lovely rich mouthfeel, great sweet red fruit flavours - cranberries. Super balance and structure.

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