1963 Cockburn

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g-man
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1963 Cockburn Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 14:23 Wed 07 Jul 2010

D+0

Reddish brown hue, like a clear amber on the color.

There's a slight cheddar on the nose but the spiced red currants mixed with cinnamon sugared cherries shine through shortly after. Not much heat on the nose at all.

Thick and lush, a bit of hidden honeyed fruit, a slight burn of the spirits. More like a fruity coffee then stewed fruits.
It has wonderful cedar finish that goes on for < 45 seconds.

Mature and ready to drink for tonight.

I'm probably going to stick the cork back on immediately and put it in the fridge, doesn't seem to need much more time.

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Re: 1963 Cockburn Vintage Port

Post by AHB » 14:43 Wed 07 Jul 2010

Sounds absolutely delicious. What's the occasion?
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Re: 1963 Cockburn Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 14:56 Wed 07 Jul 2010

One of the wine spectator guys visiting from Texas tonight.
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Re: 1963 Cockburn Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:01 Thu 08 Jul 2010

A very good bottle and one rarely talked about and often overlooked. which means it can usually be found at a good price 88)

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