1947 Cockburn

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1947 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 10:20 Mon 03 Feb 2014

Burnt sienna colour, 30% opaque. Lovely nose, lots of aniseed and licorice over a sweet red pepper. Sweet on the palate; soft, sweet caramel and powerful mandarin orange sweetness mixed with a ripe, mandarin acidity. A huge burst of pepper on the aftertaste, then a very tasty burnt sugar finish before a stunning length of flavours - burnt sugar and burnt toast. Astonishing volume on the finish. 93/100. Drunk 28-Dec-13 at this dinner. Decanted 6 hours.
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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Dow Quinta do Bomfim 1987
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Re: 1947 Cockburn

Post by WS1 » 20:44 Tue 18 Feb 2014

This was only my second encounter with this port and again it was a stunner! Thanks a lot to AHB opening it to this dinner.

regards

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