1960 Cockburn

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Re: 1960 Cockburn

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Re: 1960 Cockburn

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Very wet-clay-like sediment:
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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 17:28 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1960 Cockburn: very dark red. Smelling of — what is that? — Eucalyptus? No, pine. Smelling of pine. Mouth sensation damaged by a cloying finish.

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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 16:49 Sat 25 Oct 2008

Darkest wine of the evening flight. My note simply says "lovely drinky stuff". I remember being surprised and impressed by this wine and it is one that can probably be obtained for not much money.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:53 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Mature red colour. A lifting nose, full of redcurrants and floral perfumes. A smooth entry, with enough acidity to make the mouth water, lots of fruit in elegant restrain, perhaps lacking a little complexity. A lingering and very elegant aftertaste. 88/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:11 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:1960

Generic Information
Shipped by most firms and have proved very popular. Rather similar to the 1950s but better (W. Fletcher in 1978)

Year/Viticulture
Lots of rian during the harvest, diluting a bit the must concentration.

Tasting Notes
A fine quality year of good average colour and body and sufficient concentration to develop into an excellent stayer and a wine of delightful bouquet and flavour. (J.Smithes 1968)

Other
Richard Mayson sonsidered Cockburn's to be one of the best of the year.

MC-R notes
9.5/10

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