1963 Cockburn

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jdaw1
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1963 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 23:11 Thu 22 Nov 2012

At the suggestion of AHB, on Monday 19th November 2012 we tested an alternative venue, the Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, tel +44 20 7017 1930.

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Re: 1963 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 23:26 Thu 22 Nov 2012

Ck63, decanted 9am that day. Red-brown, 20% opaque. Nose had some sweetness and mature spirit. Heat, very strong, from mid- to late-palate. Mature, good port, sweet, still robust. Perfect AHB port.

Served blind, guesses being Mz67 (JDAW); T60 (AHB); Mz63 (DRT). Once again DRT scored 100% of the blind-guessing points.

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Re: 1963 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 14:45 Fri 23 Nov 2012

Burnt orange in colour, well into a mature appearance; 20% opaque. Lovely ripe, black cherries on the nose, intense and concentrated with a lovely meat juice tone - delightfully complex. Modest body, with a slow developing flavour profile, lots of interwoven layers but showing little fruit, rather sweet clover honey and bitters to give balance. A big flare of heat on the aftertaste and then a lovely long finish, sweet and well balanced with a great length. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1960. 89/100.
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