NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Cockburn Special Reserve

Post by AHB » 21:23 Sat 13 Apr 2013

Modest red, with some purple tone. Subdued on the nose, very herbal mixed with the sweet smell of rotting fruit. Medium-bodied, with baked red fruit on the palate and a nice balancing acidity. Gentle tannins, ripe fruit mix nicely. Acidic bramble fruit make a bold statement on the aftertaste before giving way to a lingering dry cocoa finish. A very enjoyable ruby reserve. 85/100. 05-Jan-13. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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