1955 Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 12:27 Sun 10 Oct 2010

This will be the first Cockburn to cross my lips since its purchase by the Symingtons.

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 18:02 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 08:05 Thu 14 Oct 2010

C55: orange-red. Nose very very stewed; CMAG concurring: ‟stewed fruit”. But lovely early palate. I thought ‟Christmas cake”; others suggesting ‟Christmas pudding”. Then very rich and very long. DRT rightly said ‟minty finish”. Great port.

In the first flight competition (Ad, BPFHB, C, D, Fr, F, GB, and G) scoring 7 points, as it was voted second best by AHB and DRT; and third best by JDAW and others.

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 15:41 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Not much on the nose. Christmas pudding flavours with a very nice minty tingle on the end of a long finish. I really liked this and (I think) voted it as my second favourite of the evening.
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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 08:28 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Dark organge in colour, little pigmentation, perhaps 30% opaque. Marmalade - that sweet and bitter intense orange - showing on the nose. Rather light entry, but nice development on the palate, full of rich and buttery orange. Deep aftertaste and a very big finish with full bitter-sweet orange flavours. Enormous aftertaste. Wonderful port, really spot on. 92/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by Chris Doty » 10:26 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Amazed how much the other side of the table liked this wine...

Is this the most bland and unremarkable bottle of VP I have ever tasted? I was actually feeling myself forgetting what it tasted like as I was still drinking it. Totally bland and muted, actually almost corked feeling in its lack of distinctive flavor profile. This wine has a level of reserve and general ambivalence that even the British would decry! 80 points

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by Glenn E. » 22:59 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Middling, not particularly dark
Nose: Alcohol and dry red fruits.
Palate: Dryish, really not my style. Seems like it's trying to be hot.
Finish: nothing of note

Score: 86 points. Others rated the Cockburn higher, but I just didn't see it.
Glenn Elliott

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