1994 Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 17:40 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1994 Cockburn: red, fading to brown — surprising for the year and youth. Soft, little bouquet. MC-R: “oxidised†. A little heat, and extremely soft for a ’94.

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Re: 1994 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 17:13 Sat 25 Oct 2008

Cloudy. Closed nose. Dry. Good weight with a tannic finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1994 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 17:01 Sun 07 Dec 2008

A bottle which Miguel Corte-Real advised was showing oxidised. Just short of opaque in the centre, distinctly brown compared to its neighbours on the tasting mat. An attractive nose of stewed apples and redcurrants. Very soft in the mouth, elegant structure although slightly over-dominated by the acidic structure. Lots of fruit in the mouth. Aftertaste starting to show milk chocolate and cherries. A lovely wine - what must this be like from a good bottle?! 90/100.
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Re: 1994 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:05 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:1994

Generic Information
Declared by everybody

Year/Viticulture
Since the beginning of the vegetative cycle it was a perfect year: Winter with rain, Spring soft but also some rain in May - a very welcome irrigation; hot Summer, but again with some showers at the beginning of September. Slow and perfect maturation of the grapes. Very long fermentation giving good extraction. Harvest season with cool nights helping to develop the aroma.

Tasting Notes
Super-ripe fleshy fruity. Big, juicy, with a tannic backbone. Slightly closedin this phase, passing through some ‟middle age disturbs”.

Other
After the success of 91-92 declaration, shippers knew that the USA was particularly receptive to Vintage Ports. There are two ways to enjoy vintage port: very young or very old. This wine is middle aged, a difficult time for both people and wines (Miguel Côrte-Real)

Last minute notes
Big, juicy. Full bodied. A good tannic backbone.

MC-R notes
Some VA but quite good. 7/10

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