1955 Cockburn

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1955 Cockburn

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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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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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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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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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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 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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