96 vintage ports back to 1970

See wine news 16 oct for an account of the extraordinary tasting which gave rise to these tasting notes on almost 100 of the most significant vintage ports made in the last three decades.

Wines are listed alphabetically (ignoring the words ‘Quinta’ and ‘do’) within vintage, old to young. They were tasted blind over two days in London in oct 2004 at a tasting organised by The World of Fine Wine magazine.


Cockburn 1970 16 Drink now

Light ruby with a very mature rim but no glow. Rather indistinct autumnal nose. Simple, briary, very comforting and pleasantly syrupy though...