NV Cockburn Fine Tawny

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RonnieRoots
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NV Cockburn's Fine Tawny

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:51 Sun 21 Feb 2010

While you people are drinking verticals of Sandeman, or getting ready for an annoyingly big Vesuvio offline, I am modestly sipping Cockburn's Fine Tawny. Yes, I'm desperate.

This is in the new, hip bottle, bottled by Symington Family Estates. The front label says: "Light with toffee notes," and the back labels says the port has "hints of toffee and butterscotch; a mellow port with spicy feel."

Indeed, mellow it is. After a while, that is. Because it starts off very hot and alcoholic. Luckily, this disappears. What is left is a simple tawny port, that matches the description on the label quite well. Flavours are ok, it is rather thin and has no finish to speak of. It lacks a bit of freshness, which makes it slightly cloying. A slice of lime could solve this problem. Needless to say, I drank this chilled.

Not half as bad as I thought it would be. I think I will finish the bottle. But I'm also quite happy that we received a couple of bottles of Taylor's 10YOT to replace this as daily drinker.

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Re: NV Cockburn's Fine Tawny

Post by DRT » 12:23 Sun 21 Feb 2010

RonnieRoots wrote:getting ready for an annoyingly big Vesuvio offline
We will of course raise a toast to abscent friends :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: NV Cockburn's Fine Tawny

Post by Axel P » 20:36 Sun 21 Feb 2010

Poor Ronnie, you should mention your being so desperate at the next chat you have with your boss concerning a raise. Oman might be too hard indeed!

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