1970 Avery

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Avery

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger, on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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Re: 1970 Avery

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Av70, decanted 13:30. Dark red, 70% opaque. palate of big red-fruited softness. White pepper mid-palate; long and lovely. A mite lighter than perfect, but that’s nit-picking.

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Re: 1970 Avery

Post by AHB » 22:23 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature red colour, 90% opaque. Slightly astringent nose, full of crushed leaves and cranberries. Gentle berry fruit on the palate, with soft cracked peppercorns and surprisingly dry tannins which all combine into a lovely mouthful of port. A gentle strawberry aftertaste and a huge berry and cherry finish, which tails off to a high cocoa content dark chocolate finish. This is great port and is still quite young. Served blind, this was guessed to be Dow 1991. 88/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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