1947 Cockburn

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Re: 1947 Cockburn

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Plain and out-of-focus capsule.
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:40 Tue 14 Oct 2008

1947 Cockburn: pale red, but fuller in colour than older wines. Then, whilst those around me were proclaiming their joy, I recorded “something odd† and “hot — rough on tongue†. Testing DRT’s and NN’s glasses (for which thanks are repeated) gave “long, rich, smooth, sweet, orange marmalade. Very long and lovely; ending in fruit that might be strawberry†. This was much better.

Duff glass: perhaps soap residue.

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Re: 1947 Cockburn

Post by DRT » 16:44 Sat 25 Oct 2008

I couldn't detect much on the nose but my note reads "Delicious. Chocolate. Immense finish"
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1947 Cockburn

Post by AHB » 16:50 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Ex-cellars. Mid red in colour, paling on the rim. Alcohol protruding on the nose over a lovely mixed spice and aniseed. Lovely sweet raisins and dried cranberries in the mouth intermingled with licorice root. Very complex in the mouth. The aftertaste is sweet, pleasant, but short. 90/100
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Re: 1947 Cockburn

Post by jdaw1 » 03:13 Wed 07 Jan 2009

Miguel Côrte-Real sent AHB some of his own notes on the various vintages, some obviously drafted in advance, some from the day itself.
Miguel Côrte-Real wrote:1947

Generic Information
A small vintage declared only by Cockburn's, Sandeman, Warre, Ferreira and a few more houses. Bruce Guimaraens, the late Taylor and Fonseca winemaker, considered Cockburn's '47 the best of the year.

Year/Viticulture
A very small production due to a weak ‟birth” and some colure.

Tasting Notes
Silky, smooth and flavoury. Medium-bodied, very rich and with a long finish.

Berry, spice, red liquorice, chocolate and brown sugar flavours are enhanced by a peppery, lingering finish. Good richness. (L Murphy)

Other
We did not declare the 1945 because the temperatures in the Douro Superior were too high (Martinez was great!)

Last minute notes
Some spices and pepper. Smooth, some chocolate notes.

MC-R notes
8.5/10

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