1908 Cockburn

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 16:24 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1908 Cockburn: Pale tawny, with a slight hint of red. Smelling of coffee and marmalade — surely the perfect breakfast port! Lovely soft entry, heat in late palate, and medium length. Later the heat had faded, I writing “so soft and lovely†. Delightful mature port. Needs no more time, but holding up well.

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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 16:27 Sat 25 Oct 2008

I noted that I agreed with Jdaw's observation that it had coffee on the nose. A lovely thick texture with stewed fruits.
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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:45 Sun 07 Dec 2008

My tasting note on the night read as follows:

Pale centre, showing a lot of brown and a hint of green on the rim. Nose of menthol with stewed fruit mixed in with it. A bite of rosemary comes through in the palate; quite acidic and slightly harsh, but with a nice seville orange peel running across the tongue. The aftertaste has a harsh burst, which fades to leave a long tingle and a candied strawberry finish. 87/100.
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Re: 1908 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:17 Wed 07 Jan 2009

Miguel Côrte-Real sent AHB some of his own notes on the various vintages, some obviously drafted in advance, some from the day itself.
Miguel Côrte-Real wrote:1908

Generic Information
A fine wine probably initially darker and fuller than either 1900 or 1904.

Tasting Notes
A great classic. Not a very big wine but superbly balanced with great vinosity, flavour and staying power. (W.Fletcher 1978)

Other
A very good vintage, some considering it as good as 1912.

It will show good colour and body all through its life. (J.Smithes 1968)

MC-R notes
10/10

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