1970 Cockburn

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jdaw1
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1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 19:03 Wed 22 Jul 2015

Daniel declared that there would be an ‘Emergency’ tasting at the Boot & Flogger on Tuesday 21st July 2015. We obeyed.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 22:31 Wed 22 Jul 2015

Ck70, from IDJ, decanted 07:30. Red-red-orange, 25% opaque. Palate past prime. Plum fruit, a hint of citrus, and a hint of sourness. Drink up.

Others liked it more than me, it receiving half of the second-place votes.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by djewesbury » 19:06 Fri 24 Jul 2015

I gave this one point. It was mid brown-red, once again with a dusty cherry nose (I had a dusty cherry in my nose that night) and was really quite like a cherry cough sweet, but in a good way. Bitter, dry, with a light finish and some heat at the end. Good.
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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 16:23 Mon 27 Jul 2015

Decanted 12 hours, 35% opacity, red. Medicinal palate, full mouthfeel. Gentle heat to start, rich, candied syrupy finish. Guessed to be F70.

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Re: 1970 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 08:00 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Crystal clear, a lovely rose red colour. Attractive on the nose with mature fruit and gentle mace spice. Delicious entry, full of sweet fruit with great maturity. Lively and multi-layered, a really fine palate with a very floral late palate. The finish is impressive, full of sweet and spicy fruit. A lovely port. Served blind this was guessed to be Dow 1970. 93/100.
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