1963 Cockburn

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1963 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Cockburn, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Cockburn 1963

Post by jdaw1 » 17:06 Sun 03 Feb 2008

Very pale pink. Thin nose, that SRG thought contained “woodiness†. Thin glace cherries, light, and little aftertaste. Nothing wrong with it: just a never-large Cockburn grown old.

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Post by AHB » 09:44 Mon 04 Feb 2008

4 hours decanted. Pale red in colour and with a weakly coloured centre. An odd nose, almost petrolly. Bitterness initially in the mouth with dry and raw tannins dominating the mid-palate over the thin fruit that was still remaining in the port. An aftertaste that is dominated by alcohol and is not very good. A poor wine that may be better with more time in the decanter.

Revisiting the wine 2 hours later, it had improved significantly in the glass, but was still weak and tired although far more drinkable then when first tried. 1/0 or 85/100.
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2nd Feb 2008: Cockburn 1963 cork and capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 11:46 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Cockburn 1963 cork and capsule
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2nd Feb 2008: Cockburn 1963 bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 11:47 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Cockburn 1963 bottle:
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