NV Cockburn Special Reserve

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jdaw1
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NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by jdaw1 » 20:53 Thu 02 Feb 2012


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Re: NV Cockburn’s Special Reserve

Post by jdaw1 » 21:25 Thu 02 Feb 2012

CkSR: opened the previous Thursday. One or two glasses had been poured from the bottle, which was then resealed. So not really ‘decanted’, but it had received some air. Bright bright red, 80% opaque. Nosing strongly of strawberries, with some raspberries behind. Lots of heat mid-palate; more heat late-palate. Sweet early; dry late. Very acceptable drinking.

The former reputation is no longer deserved.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=30346#p30346]Here[/url], in October 2009, RonnieRoots wrote:In a previous life, when I didn't have to savour any drinkable drop of port, I used bottles that had been open for a long time. Now I buy Cockburn Special Reserve for cooking.

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Re: NV Cockburn’s Special Reserve

Post by DRT » 22:07 Thu 02 Feb 2012

Bright red. Strawberry nose. Sweet entry, slightly bitter and dry in the finish but perfectly acceptable port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: NV Cockburn’s Special Reserve

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:05 Tue 07 Feb 2012

You are right Julian, I tasted the new blend too recently and it is a very decent Port. The Symington's really did a good job with it.

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