- Review of the evening as a whole;
- 189? Unknown, thought to be Taylor;
- 1908 Cockburn;
- 1912 Cockburn;
- 1924 Unknown;
- 1927 Cockburn;
- 1935 Cockburn (served to left side of table);
- 1935 Cockburn (served to right side of table);
- 1947 Cockburn;
- 1950 Cockburn;
- 1955 Cockburn;
- 1960 Cockburn;
- 1963 Cockburn;
- 1967 Cockburn;
- 1970 Cockburn;
- 1975 Cockburn;
- 1977 Cockburn (unofficial bottling);
- 1983 Cockburn;
- 1985 Cockburn;
- 1991 Cockburn;
- 1994 Cockburn;
- 1997 Cockburn;
- 2000 Cockburn;
- 2003 Cockburn;
- 2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Nacional);
- 2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca);
- Planning and arrangements;
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Part of the large vertical of Cockburn which was held in The Crusting Pipe on Wednesday 8th October 2008. Links:
- Taylor’s LBV
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Normally I would not broach a vintage port less than fifteen years old, normally twenty. However, I heard that this one may mature early. Is it fair to conclude from your notes that it is better to give it a few years yet?
It may be drivel, but it's not meaningless.
I would say yes, leave this for a few years yet.Overtired and emotional wrote:Normally I would not broach a vintage port less than fifteen years old, normally twenty. However, I heard that this one may mature early. Is it fair to conclude from your notes that it is better to give it a few years yet?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn
Ernest H. Cockburn
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Deep red but showing signs of aging in the colour. Nose of fresh cut cabbage, mint and grass. Dry entry, soft redcurrants but a hard streak in the mid-palate. Lots of fruit in the aftertaste, which lasts well and finishes with oranges. A second sip and the tannins show through thye masses of fruit. 89/100.
Miguel CÃ´rte-Real sent AHB some of his own notes on the various vintages, some obviously drafted in advance, some from the day itself.
Miguel CÃ´rte-Real wrote:1997
Declared by all the leading shippers
Was truly an excellent year in the Douro Valley. The harvest was one of the longest in living memory. AT the far eastern extremities of the Upper Douro, picking began before the end of August and continued until the second week of October in the cooler areas of the Cima and Baixa Corgo. The crop was small and produced grapes with wonderfully concentrd flavours, provding outstanding wines with excellent structure and an intensely fruity aroma.
Deep and dark in colour. Has a nose of rich plums, blueberries and figs and it is big, with a good tannic structure and some nuances of chocolate.