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Cockburns '77

Godfrey was off to do a port tasting at UCL this evening (have had a lot of port sitting around the office for the past few days as we've got a tasting at work next week too...).

We decanted a couple of the vintages in the prep room before he left (and sampled them too of course).

Included in his line up for the evening was Cockburns 1977. For a wine that technically doesn't exist, it was very nice...

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cartesiandaemon
30th Nov, 2005 22:43 (UTC)
Doesn't exist? Imaginary wine?
hmmm_tea
30th Nov, 2005 22:51 (UTC)
Although Cockburns made a 77 vintage, they didn't declare it, so legally it doesn't exist and they certainly can't sell it.
cartesiandaemon
1st Dec, 2005 00:02 (UTC)
Why does that happen?
hmmm_tea
1st Dec, 2005 09:26 (UTC)
The port houses (individually) decide when the wine is about 2 years whether it is good enough to be a vintage or whether they'll just use the wine for blending, etc. There's normally about 3 vintages in every 10 years on average.

In '77 Cockburns didn't declare and most of it went for blending. They did bottle about a thousand bottles for personal consumption though...
(Anonymous)
30th Nov, 2005 22:58 (UTC)
grumble grumble, meh meh. Had to make do with ULU's finest Strongbow this evening :(
exmoor_cat
1st Dec, 2005 07:58 (UTC)
That was me
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