1967 Cockburn

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1967 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 21:16 Thu 09 Jun 2011

AHB and DRT and RAYC tested Davy’s new location, the Steak Exchange of 2 Exchange Square EC2A 2EH, +44 20 7256 5962.

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Re: 1967 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 10:28 Sat 11 Jun 2011

Mid-red colour, looking mature; quite light at only 50% opaque. Dusty strawberries on the nose and some soft sage underneath that. Not hugely attractive. Light bodied; soft and gentle texture. Lovely flavours, full of soapy cherries and soem spicy heat. Lots of spice on the sweet aftertaste - with the benefit of some tannin-based cocoa and plenty of candied fruit on the finish. Lost weight in the glass as the evening went on and earned a reduced score of 84, down from 86/100. (Guessed to be Cockburn 1970.)
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Re: 1967 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 23:33 Sat 11 Jun 2011

Decanted 3-4 hours.

My note says "Brick red - cherry and heat on the nose. Quite mouth-filling but hot. Bitter chocolate. Perhaps needs more time in the decanter?"

This did improve for a while but then started to fade, which I think is typical of this wine. I think it was a fair example of C67, but not as good as some bottlings I have tasted.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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