NV Cockburn Special Reserve

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AHB
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NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by AHB » 22:07 Thu 15 Sep 2011

I took my team on a team building exercise and, as a gesture of thanks since they know I like port, they gave me a 1 litre bottle of Cockburn's Special Reserve.

A gift from my team at work. Mid red, with good depth of colour; pleasant raspberries and cranberries. Neutral impact, but a lovely flavour quickly develops and dominates the palate - masses of fruit, perfect acidity and a touch of soft tannin. Medium- to light-bodied, but very flavoursome. Soft aftertaste, leads to a long finish of dry cranberry and dark chocolate. Very impressive, and much better than it was on opening. 86/100. Drunk on 15 September, after being open for 6 days.

It seems that CSR is back up to the level of quality it used to be! Quite delicious.
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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Re: NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by JacobH » 17:17 Fri 16 Sep 2011

I wonder if the take-over has had an effect on the blend of this Port?
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Re: NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by DRT » 18:24 Fri 16 Sep 2011

JacobH wrote:I wonder if the take-over has had an effect on the blend of this Port?
I think the entire production process at Cockburn has changed since SFE took control of the vineyards, wineries, blending and bottling.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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