2008 Cockburn Canais

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2008 Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais

Post by AHB » 22:00 Mon 05 Jul 2010

When first opened, the nose of this wine was full of pure blueberry juice and was massively fruity. Over the next 5 days the nose changed considerably until it was a slighty unbalanced redcurrant and rose perfume. The tannins are pronounced, but arrive on the palate late - long after the fruit has coated the taste-buds with the silky texture this wine has. There is a fine balance between the fruit, tannins and acidity. The aftertaste is big and fruit driven, and comes with a long finish. Overall, this port has elements of being an elegant early drinker and elements of being a serious wine. I can't make my mind up which it is. The slight disappointment I had was with the nose at the end of the tasting. 88-90/100. Cellar for 20 years before drinking at its peak. 5 July 2010.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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