1912 Cockburn

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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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1912 Cockburn VP

Post by DRT » 00:48 Wed 19 Mar 2008

From the tasting on 18 Mar 08 - served blind

Light colour, slightly darker than the 1960.

Starting to caramelise on the nose. Smooth entry with a hint of oranges. Hot after a few seconds then a delicious mouth-watering finish.

I guessed Taylor 1947. Not even close :roll:

Derek
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Post by RonnieRoots » 08:32 Wed 19 Mar 2008

Was this from the same lot as the one we tasted at the Chistmas offline? Boy, I loved that bottle!

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Post by Axel P » 10:13 Wed 19 Mar 2008

I just visited the Cockburns cellars and they have a lot of ancient bottles over there - I guess for sale as well.

So we should go for a Cockburns vertical in September!!!

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Post by DRT » 10:13 Wed 19 Mar 2008

Yes, it was from the same stash.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 11:15 Tue 25 Mar 2008

My tasting note taken at the time of the offline:

Pale barley sugar colour, very light centre and clear rim. Tobacco and caramel or creme brulee nose with Grand Marnier orange spice on top. Very sweet and elegant entry but with tannins and some bitterness in the midpalate. Good acidic core and then lots of candied citrus fruit coming through a brown sugar surround. Super aftertaste, dominated by quince and citrus peel, that lasts a long, long time before fading away to a mild tobacco. Terrific wine, superb drinking and not one that needs to be rushed. 7/7 or 93/100. Drunk on 18 March 2008 after 1½ hours of decanting.
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Post by DRT » 13:07 Tue 01 Apr 2008

The remaining bottles in the batch will now feel more loved as they will have this applied to them...

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Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Derek: you should sign the labels.

Post by jdaw1 » 13:58 Tue 01 Apr 2008

Derek: you should sign the labels. Your labels should state, in 5-point writing, “Purchased <where purchased, lot #s> on <date>. New label by <full name not on public forum>†. If the bottle’s current owner should die before drinking, the next owner will be grateful.

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