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Cockburn's 1927

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic source
2012 tasting note year

Deep mahogany, thin amber rim; amazingly powerful, exotic, maderised aromas, tropical fruit (passion fruit and mango), gooseberry with a touch of cat’s pee! Lovely rich liquorous character, still firm and gripping with beautiful freshness underlying, fine and grippy on the finish, chocolate and raspberry here. An amazing wine after eighty five years.

Score: 4 Stars / 5 Stars

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Nutty brown, surprisingly dense colour but still limpid clear.  Slight smoky tea leaf, very subtle leather aromas.  Quite subdued palate, fresh acidity still beautifully structured. Rich (sweet) middle palate, dry peppery finish.  Perhaps a little short.

Rupert Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Rich golden colour. Strange tropical aromas & green notes.  Passion fruit, gooseberry.  Good colour, leafy, maraschino cherry.  Clean acidity on finish.  Very Good.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1994 tasting note year

It is always interesting to open a bottle for a client who believes his port is Cockburn, when his bin label merely indicated '1927'.  The cork turned out to be reassurly branded 'Cockburn vintage 1927 bottled 1929'.  The wine itself was a fully mature, warm amber; nose dusty, high-toned.  Still sweet though, despite thinning.  Good flavour, with the refinement of age (in 1994).

Score: 5 Stars

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1989 tasting note year

This wine has a legendary reputation as one of the greatest Vintage Ports ever produced.  It is clearly oustanding, although I am not sure it is Cockburn's greatest.  It is a sexy, elegant wine and drinking extremely well now.  Medium garnet with a red center, very aromatic plum nose, medium bodied, with delicious plum flavours and an elegant balance of silky tannins.

Score: 91

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1987 tasting note year

I have tasted (and drunk) this vintage many times since 1959 and have never been disappointed.  Of the four tasted in the mid- to late 1980s, the best bottled by Arnold Perret & Co of Gloucester, and consumed at my 60th birthday lunch in May 1987.  A filmy crust, decanted clear and bright.  Medium depth, lively, ruddy ruby hue; perfect bouquet, low-keyed and spirity at first but after 20 minutes opened up, spicy, nutty, medium-sweet, but fullish body, firm, lean, lissom, gloriously rich and spicy, silky tannin and acidity, marvellous length. 

Score: 5 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
  2. 2011
  3. 2007
  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. 1912
  23. 1908
  24. 1904
  25. 1900
  26. 1896
  27. 1894
  28. 1890

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