1994 Cockburn

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cruz Ruby
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Post by Tyee » 18:20 Thu 20 Mar 2008

1994 Cockburn Vintage Port
March 2008

I've had very little experience with Cockburn VP's in the past.
From things I've read in the past, Cockburn's reputation is making a more 'Elegant Less Sweet' style of VP.

This bottle suprised me...I did not expect the sweetness.
I got Sweet gingerbread cookie with raisins, blackberry syrup and currants.
Another taster noticed a slight 'Glue' note on the nose...but claimed it dissipated with some time in the glass.

Being out of town at the time, I decanted this VP only hours before, and only to get most of the sediment out (very little sediment)...I had to pour the wine back into the bottle right away so I could return the decanter to the Hotel bar asap.

Still very tight...with little to no airtime, I honestly don't think I gave this VP a chance to show it's best...but enjoyable never the less.
Age is not important unless you're a Port.

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Axel P
Fonseca 1980
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Post by Axel P » 11:11 Fri 21 Mar 2008

Thanks for the hint. I just bought a case of 12 but will leave them in the cellar for another 10y.


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Fonseca 1966
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Post by DRT » 12:46 Fri 21 Mar 2008


I hope you do not mind but I have split your TN from the thread previously posted by Uncle Tom as we like to have one thread for each bottle tasted of any particular port.

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Post by mosesbotbol » 17:28 Tue 25 Mar 2008

I won some at auction and don't plan on opening for some time. Thanks for the head's up!

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