2015 Cockburn

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AHB
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2015 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 00:56 Sat 16 Dec 2017

A note distilled from an extended 4 day tasting allowing the wine to develop and show some of its hidden aspects.

Ripe and poised fruit all over the nose. Initially slightly sour bramble but sweet black cherry by the end of day 4. Soft and gentle tannins hidden away by the fruit but strong acidity. Some prettiness and perfumed components to the wine, but this has more depth to it than most ports from this vintage. Floral and rather regal. 87-89.
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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