1970 Cockburn

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jdaw1
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1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Mon 07 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 11:25 Wed 09 Oct 2013

Ck70, decanted the previous evening. Red-brown, 40% opaque. Taste had heat and red fruit, definitely including cherries. Mid weight. Lovely, but too light to be of the first rank.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 23:35 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Mature red in colour, with a copper tone to the edge; 70% opaque. On the nose this smells of fresh rain on woodlands, a bit harsh with sour cherries showing strongly. Gentle entry, with gentle fruit and bringing gentle tannins. Nice elegance and generous fruit. Cherry juice on the aftertaste, before a spicy and enjoyable finish that fades quickly. 90/100.
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