1927 Cockburn

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Re: 1927 Cockburn

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Re: 1927 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 16:32 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1927 Cockburn: perfect pale brick red, lightly fading to brown at the edge. Light on the nose, with a hint of alcohol. DRT said “musty†. Much heat mid-palate, leading to a long weak-marmalade finish. Nice enough, but I’d been spoiled by the ’08 and ’12.

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Re: 1927 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 16:38 Sat 25 Oct 2008

JDAW says I said "musty" but for some reason I elaborated when I noted "slight mustyness". In the mouth I noted "thick, hot with mint on the end."
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Re: 1927 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:49 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Deep red in colour, slightly harsh smelling but in a fruity way - think of sour cherries. Very neutral entry, but with lots of red licorice and Bassets All Sorts. Lots of aeration in the mouth releases heat and a spicy white pepper. With continued work, this port opens up and becomes more fruity. Fairly short length. Disappointing for the vintage's reputation. 88/100.
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Re: 1927 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:15 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:1927

Generic Information
Also generically declared (declared by all the top houses). It was our biggest declaration ever (30,000 cases!). Shipped to the UK in '29, coincided with the Great Depression, and the London merchants had some difficulty in selling it; some might have been used in normal port blends.

Year/Viticulture
It was a big crop and a late harvest, which might mean that the weather during the vegetative cycle had been cool. But the grapes were ripe and the lagares stood a good deal of work (E Cockburn 1950)

Tasting Notes
Considered one of the best of the century was always described as a great vintage but not with much body. It is now a delicate vintage but still retaining liquorice-like intensity of a really old fine Vintage Port.

Other
It's a sexy elegant wine with silky tannins.

Very fruity and complex, with syrupy caramel and fennel flavours and a citrus and walnut skin finish. Silky and on the delicate side. (L. Murphy)

Last minute notes
Chocolate and honey.

MC-R notes
Slightly cloudy. 8.5/10

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