1960 Cockburn

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Taylor 1900
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1960 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Thu 15 Dec 2011

The annual Christmas event, this instance on Thursday 15th December 2011, as always in The Bell, Wendens Ambo, Essex CB11 4JY, and as always with the theme The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends.


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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 23:04 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Slightly cloudy, light coloured rim. Very fruity nose, lots of seemingly youthful fruit but with a streak of menthol. Sweet, balanced entry with red licorice on the palate; terrific balance and plenty of fruit. Some licorice / aniseed on the aftertaste and then a lovely finish. Absolutely delightful. 93/100.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by JacobH » 17:26 Mon 26 Dec 2011

Cherry red fading to translucence around the edge. Good sweet porty nose, with some red currants. In nicely balanced sweetness with rounded fruits. Very nice drinking now.

Although Rob was disappointed that this didn’t turn out to be a Taylor 1935 as ‟believed”, this bottle was on excellent form for any label and was one of the best 1960s I’ve tried.

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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1960 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 22:22 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Pink and cloudy with a bad nose. Thick and bitter. Everyone seemed to like this apart from me, which I can't explain.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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