Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007. The tasting began at about 7pm.
Both the Dow and the Cockburn were part of a mixed lot of port bought by jdaw1 at auction in New York in December 2005, and were decanted at about 5pm. Slightly cloudy, and paler than the previous two bottles; red-brown. Huge alcohol nose, behind the ethanol being lychee. The mouthfeel very heavy, smooth and viscous, with a taste—perhaps the finishing taste—being banana! The finish alas short-to-medium in length, and lacking in weight (“thin†, said somebody). UncleTomScore = 6/5.
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