1975 Cockburn

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1975 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 18:23 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1975 Cockburn: much paler than the ’70, but the same hue. Little nose. To taste thin and quite acidic.

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1975 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 16:59 Sat 25 Oct 2008

Light colour. Browning. Spirity nose. Light weight, acidic with a watery finish. I was not impressed with this wine and it unfortunately didn't help my ongoing battle to persuade JDAW that 1975 VPs can be worth drinking :roll:
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1975 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:56 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Very light colour, by far the palest of the flight, pale brown. Very light nose of roses and turkish delight. Very simple in the mouth with redcurrants and surprisingly, still some tannins around. A delicate and lingering aftertaste. A very pleasant port, but by no means a "must have". Gained a little weight in the glass over time, but still simple and straightforward. 87/100.
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Re: 1975 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:08 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:1975

Generic Information
Soft and early maturing vintage

Year/Viticulture
Hot summer both because of the heat and the political temperature at the time (just one year after the 1974 political revolution)

Tasting Notes
Very delicate and soft

MC-R notes
7.5/10. Light, light, light! But elegant !!!

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