2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca)

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jdaw1
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Re: 2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca)

Post by jdaw1 » 18:27 Tue 14 Oct 2008

2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca): purple colour, of course. Big flowers! Much hotter than the Touriga Nacional cask sample. Big violets too.

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Re: 2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca)

Post by DRT » 17:19 Sat 25 Oct 2008

My note says "Floral nose. Very dry."
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Re: 2007 Cockburn cask sample (Touriga Franca)

Post by AHB » 17:07 Sun 07 Dec 2008

If 2007 is declared as a vintage, this wine would normally make up about 40% of the final blend.

Touriga Franca barrel sample. Deep purple colour, opaque edge. Vivid nose with masses of cranberry and blueberries coming through very strongly, with an interesting added attraction of cruched gorse. Fruit impact in the mouth, slight tinge of bitterness but the fruit dominates absolutely. Tannins are well hidden by the fruit. A very lovely structure leading into a huge aftertaste of sweet fruit. Absolutely delicious. 87/100.
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