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Cockburn's 1983

Tasting Notes

Michael Broadbent MW critic

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

Showing well recently: surprisingly deep and intense. Now not very clean cut, better on palate. Very sweet, flavoury, hot dry finish. 2005 - 2015

Score: 3 Stars predict 4 after further ageing

James Suckling critic

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

A big, tough Port for long-term ageing.  It underlines what people mean when they say a great young vintage Port should overpower one's palate with fruit and tannin.  Inky colour, with perfumed cherry and berry aromas, full-bodied, with tons of tannins, intense cherry and berry falvours and a lingering finish.

Score: 97/100

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1989 tasting note year

This house tends to produce quite full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, spirited vintage ports that never have a great deal of complexity or finesse but offer meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, alcoholic flavors at the expense of elegance. The 1985 was placed in a tasting where I also inserted the 1983 Cockburn as a ringer. I was surprised to find out, upon revealing the wines, that the massive blockbuster of the tasting was the 1983, and the soft, intensely fruity, forward wine was the 1985. While the 1983 is superior to the 1985, the latter wine should offer rich, opulent, multidimensional flavors in 5-6 years.

Score: 95/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

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

Three notes made in summer 1985 confirmed its blackness of colour and exceptional sweetness and concentration, character, length and tannin - all harbingers of a long life.

Score: 3 Stars predict 4 after further ageing

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. 1975
  11. 1970
  12. 1967
  13. 1963
  14. 1960
  15. 1955
  16. 1950
  17. 1947
  18. 1945
  19. 1935
  20. 1931
  21. 1927
  22. 1912
  23. 1908
  24. 1904
  25. 1900
  26. 1896
  27. 1894
  28. 1890


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