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Cockburn's 1912

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2012 tasting note year

Quite pale, tawny centre, thin pale rim; lovely nose, apples with honey and cinnamon (apple pie), just a touch of spirit showing through; fine, gentle and still wonderfully fresh after 100 years with a green streak running right the way through on the palate, firm dry tannins, beautifully pure.

Score: 4 Stars

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Hint of almost old Tawny like green tones – deep clear chocolate brown.  Smokey peach and green apple, almost Madeira like aromas.  Very ripe rich fruit giving lovely balance.  Extraordinarily rich lingering flavour.  100 years old!  “a touch of green” (... tannins from stalks.)

Rupert Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Pale colour. Spicy nose, nutmeg, cinnamon.  Some scent of apple.  Butterscotch, burnt sugar on palate.   Xmas pudding.    

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
2002 tasting note year

Palish, soft, ruddy-tinged; initially lean, spirity, then rich, tangy and after an hour in the glass etheral, spicy, lovely: medium-sweet, 'hot', lean, dry finish.  But in excellent condition.

Score: 4 Stars

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1987 tasting note year

This is amazing for its youthfulness.  It is an unusually deep red for such an old wine, and is still showing a lot of life, with rich cherry aromas, plenty of spicy, peppery fruit flavours and a long, earthy finish. 

Score: 91

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1985 tasting note year

Two useful notes in the mid-1980s, both bottles with fully branded corks.  Fairly pale but with an attractive rosy hue; fragrant, forthcoming; still sweet, firm, with the power and backbone I normally associate with (another brand), plus cinnamon spiciness and great length.

Score: 4 Stars

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1969 tasting note year

Tasted many times:  soft and lovely in 1965; ethereal, refined (1969).

Score: 4 Stars

More about Cockburn's

To learn more about Cockburn's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Cockburn's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of Quinta dos Canais and Quinta do Vale Coelho.  If you would like to learn even more about Cockburn's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Cockburn's website.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

  1. 2015
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  4. 2003
  5. 2000
  6. 1997
  7. 1994
  8. 1991
  9. 1985
  10. 1983
  11. 1975
  12. 1970
  13. 1967
  14. 1963
  15. 1960
  16. 1955
  17. 1950
  18. 1947
  19. 1945
  20. 1935
  21. 1931
  22. 1927
  23. 1908
  24. 1904
  25. 1900
  26. 1896
  27. 1894
  28. 1890


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