Cockburn's 10-Year Tawyn Port - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 01-04-2006 06:32 PM

My New Year's Eve beverage. I did not get to the Cockburn's Ruby Port or a Mcguigan tawny from Australia--some other time.

The Cockburn 10-year Tawny Port
Bottled in 2005. 20% alcohol by volume

Color is between burnt orange and amber. I decanted part of the bottle on New Year's Eve and sipped it from a small liqueur glass. Flavors of dried apricot, prune and hazelnut with a bit of caramel. Something strange on the nose initially but it evaporated with time and air. Somewhat drier than other Tawnies I've had and I prefer the drier type. Holding steady after four days recorked and left on the sideboard. Hope to finish the bottle this week.

Happy New Year to all!

- dananne - 01-04-2006 07:29 PM

Happy New Year from the both of us!

We love tawny ports, but haven't had this one yet. Will look for it, and thanks for the note!

- TheEngineer - 01-04-2006 08:06 PM

A person that works with me at work just gave me a bottle of Ferriera Tawny Port which he just brought back form Portugal. [img][/img] Gonna pop soon! It's been about a year since I've popped an entire bottle of tawny......

- wondersofwine - 02-02-2006 11:51 AM

Did you ever get around to opening the Tawny Port? How was it? I think I sampled some Ferreira at a Port tasting in Charlotte almost two years ago.

- Georgie - 02-02-2006 04:33 PM


- TheEngineer - 02-02-2006 05:00 PM

Unfortunately no. With my job, I just keep traveling and hoping one day to go home. Then when I get there, I try to dig something up that I can consume. I'm still looking out for it though. It's at the top of my port stack [img][/img]