2011 Cockburn

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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2011 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 08:20 Fri 06 Sep 2013

55% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% very old mixed vines, 5% Sousao. Sourced from Quinta dos Canais (80%), Quinta do Vale Coelho (15%), Quinta do Cachao de Arnozelo (5%).

Vivid purple. A nutty edge to the bright fruit nose. Sweet, soft entry with elegant fruit. The tannins are hidden behind the purity of the sweet blackcurrant. Delicious aftertaste tingling with black pepper and sweet blackcurrant cordial. Very elegant. 92-94. Pop 'n' pour. 4 Sep 2013.
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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