1983 Cockburn

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 14:44 Thu 28 Nov 2013

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=66926#p66926]Here[/url] idj123 wrote:Houston, we have a problem! Just tried to open and decant the G70 before going into work and no purchase-the seal seemed intact but the cork's obviously dropped into the wine. Bit of bottle stink and so I'm taking no chances and switching to a Ck70, if that's ok-although not much time to stand it beforehand? Appreciate that this will likely mess up the placemats-sorry!

So the juice that was in the Dalva bottle, and that was on the Graham circle, was actually Cockburn. How could that be confusing?

Also, amazingly, not corked. Though I failed to note anything more than that. :oops:

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1983 Cockburn

Post by djewesbury » 21:36 Sun 01 Dec 2013

Deep brown, 40%. Sharp nose. Very bitter. I did not like.
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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1983 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 21:59 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Red-brown at the core, 70% opaque. Limited showing on the nose, a little rhubarb sweetened with brown sugar. Cleaner entry, quite high acidity bringing elegant mid-palate fruit that fills the mouth. Lots of dry tanning bringing a nice structure. Lively and fragrant on the mid-palate, lovely cedarwood sawdust mixed in with the soft and sweet fruit. The aftertaste is of sweet fruit, long and lingering. Mace and cloves show on the aftertaste before a long finish of great length. 87/100.
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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