1955 Cockburn

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1955 Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 19:38 Sun 09 Apr 2017

Ck55. Dark red, 50% opaque. Palate initially hit. Still red-fruited, the heat becoming pepper by mid-palate. Perhaps the second-least evolved of the Ports at this table, behind the Mackenzie.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by flash_uk » 15:09 Mon 10 Apr 2017

30% opacity, mature red-brown, yellow rim. Caramels and very subtle tones of orange on the nose. Fine bodied, gentle heat mid to late palate, really gentle acidity - makes the tongue tingle! Oranges come through late on the palate then linger long in the aftertaste. Very fine stuff!

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 14:51 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Unknown UK bottler. Mature brick red colour, 40% opaque. A gentle nose of warm orange blossom and fiery alcohol over the top of the smell of fresh compost, complex and leafy. Modest entry that is well balanced with a lovely sweet and sour taste and texture. Mature tobacco and juniper fruit on the palate; the balance stays across the whole of the palate and the fruit is mature and nicely concentrated. There is a big orange jelly aftertaste with just a hint of ashy tannin before the chewy green wood finish takes hold and stays for a good time. This is a very nice port. 92/100. Tasted 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2 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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