2011 Cockburn LBV

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2011 Cockburn LBV

Post by AHB » 12:04 Sun 31 Dec 2017

From the printing on the bottle, this appears to have been bottled in 2016. Dark red in colour and opaque in intensity, this provided a fruity nose of red cherries. It showed the benefit of the extra year of bottle aging on the palate, being round and smooth with poised tannins. The aftertaste was like pure Ribena, sweet yet full of blackcurrant flavour and acidity. The finish was persistent. This was a very drinkable LBV and shows the benefits of a little extra bottle age on some LBVs. 86/100. Drunk 29-Dec-17. Pop 'n' pour.
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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