1970 Cockburn

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1970 Cockburn

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Monday 22nd December 2014, chez Christopher: Port, steak on a barbecue, then cigars.

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Ck70, decanted 12:30. Dark red, 60% opaque. Palate of mid weight, with heat, mixed red fruit. Slightly too much heat, and slightly fuller than the W70. Another lovely mature Port.
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Constantino 1927
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Mid red and mature appearance, 70% opaque. Slightly protruded cork. Initially quite smelly on the nose but this cleared up with time in the glass to reveal slightly sharp fruit. Balanced and rounded on the palate, a little sharp and acidic but turns nicely into a lovely fresh and fruity essence. Sharp aftertaste, then a lovely and huge aniseed finish. Very fine. 90/100.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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