1970 Cockburn

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jdaw1
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1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 00:22 Wed 11 Jan 2012

In anticipation of a forthcoming Croft tasting in The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, we thought that it might be a good idea for three of us to test the location. The trial run grew to six people, and was held in the larger room. Links:

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 02:16 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Great colour - bright red with a golden hue at the edge. Slightly hot entry, which disappeared as the night progressed, with cranberry and a dry finish.

I guessed Dow 1970.

Fantastic wine, which ended up as my WOTN.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 21:03 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Ck70 (originally ‘JGH’): decanted 14:00. Red, 50% opaque. To taste aniseed, but 51 nor Ricard. Definitely cinquante-et-un. Lots of tannin, giving a sense of dryness.

And yes, I have conceded.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by JacobH » 12:05 Sat 21 Jan 2012

Deepish red in the middle, fading to a translucent orange which borders on invisible. A little bit of heat on the nose. Very subtle otherwise. In the mouth, some dry berries, others said cranberries but I am not sure this was an exact match. Overall dryness makes this hard work.

A fine wine but just not my preferred style.

I also guess Dow 1970.
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