1924 Unknown

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Re: 1924 Unknown

Post by jdaw1 » 04:14 Tue 14 Oct 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=13229#13229]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:For those interested in the provenance of the 1924:
Christies, London, 7th June 2007, lot 306 wrote:Believed Cockburn—Vintage 1924: Remains of embossed wax capsule. No label. Level into neck (1)
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[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=17105#p17105]Here[/url] AHB wrote:Out of interest, here are a couple of pictures of the 1924 "Cockburn" that will be making an appearance on October 8. If anyone can help to identify these, please do.
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Re: 1924 Unknown

Post by jdaw1 » 04:16 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1924 Unknown, “Believed Cockburn†: darker than the others — visually a creature from a different stable. And the same true by smell, accurately described by the Lisles as “dessicated coconut†. Lots of fruit, but off. To taste I wrote only “off†. Not liked; not Cockburn.

Unbranded cork — of which currently I cannot find a photograph.

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Re: 1924 Unknown

Post by DRT » 16:35 Sat 25 Oct 2008

My note reads "Too dark. Musty. Not nice. 'orrible."
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Re: 1924 Unknown

Post by AHB » 16:48 Sun 07 Dec 2008

From the flavour profile, this was believed by Miguel Corte Real to be the Croft. A lovely fresh and floral nose with plenty of red fruits over a smokey tone. Strangely soapy in the mouth, with a pleasant flavour of soaked raisins. Good aftertaste, mouthfilling and lingering. Very pleasant. 86/100.
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Re: 1924 Unknown

Post by jdaw1 » 03:16 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:1924

Generic Information
A year of good quality and fair colour, a little on the green side and so a little lacking in body, but the wines developed fairly well in bottle and produced a very flavoury attractive wine. (J.Smithes 1968)

Year/Viticulture
A small yield.

MC-R notes
8/10

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