2007 Cockburn Canais

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2007 Cockburn Quinta dos Canais

Post by DRT » 22:20 Sun 21 Jun 2009

Tasted as part of DRT's Review of 2007 Cask Samples

Each of the paragraphs below are separate notes taken completely blind over a period of a few days:

Stinky nose. Smooth and thick entry with raspberry and sharp acidity. Ripe tannins and a little hot. Finish is extremely dry.

Vegital nose. Not pleasant. Deliciously smooth blackcurrant entry. Tannins and acidity both good in equal measure. Heat has all but gone. Long dry finish. Much better than before.

Still has that horrid nose. Massive blackcurrant entry, good balanced structure. Finish is incredibly dry. A huge brute of a wine that will go on for decades.

What is that nose all about? Good thick texture - grapey, raw fruits. Big acidity and mouth-suckingly dry finish.

Very thick and smooth. Massive black fruits with great structure and balance. Mouthwatering finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2007 Cockburn Quinta dos Canais

Post by DRT » 06:58 Thu 25 Jun 2009

In an email Miguel Corte-Real said wrote:About the initially vegetal smell of Canais, I’m sure it was a special temporary evolution of the wine in the bottle (reduction phenomena), probably due to the almost one third of Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) in the blend. It was the first time I incorporated Tinta Roriz in a Vintage blend. It was picked late, in the last week of the harvest , and the idea was to incorporate a slightly more ‟spicy/black berries fruity‟ character in to the blend.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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