1977 Cockburn

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1977 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 14:08 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 12:44 Mon 15 Feb 2016

35% opacity, red-brown. Quite hot, in the mouth some tree sap - cedar. This was quite different to the sample tasted at the 2015 BFT, which was much more fine and elegant.

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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:09 Sat 27 Feb 2016

A bicentenary release bottle. Mature burnished copper colour, 50% opaque. Smelly and reductive on the nose, unpleasant. Bottle stink flavours dominate the initial impact on the palate. There is a little fruit on the mid-palate and some soft caramel with kumquat dominating the end of the finish. Not rated.
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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by Doggett » 14:26 Wed 09 Mar 2016

Ck77 A limited edition release of this previously not declared/realeased '77 vintage. I didn't like this port until the very end of the night where the bottle stink had calmed a lot. There was some eculyptus on the first taste but this was also affected by whatever spoiled this port with the smell. Subsequent discussions have suggested that maybe it requires a few years to settle down after the recorking of these special bottles.
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Re: 1977 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 10:52 Thu 21 Apr 2016

Ck77, decanted 06:30. Lovely red, 50% opaque. Palate of red cherries, strawberries. Good size. Mike said “cedar”, correctly. Some heat mid palate.

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