This wine is very pale in its youth, but with time will develop straw and light gold tints. Stonefruit dominates the nose of this wine; peaches, nectarines, apricots. Mingled with this are floral notes (lemon flower and orange flower) backed by gentle spice notes. Viognier is a low acid variety so the palate is broad, rich and weighty. The wine coats the tongue from front to back and side to side and the finish lasts and lasts. The wine is technically dry, but the fruit character is so strong that it gives the appearance of sweetness. This adds to the flavour intensity and length. Vintage 2009 was extraordinarily settled...
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Cockburns Late Bottle Vintage 2009 is made up from a single harvest which offered a strong character port with its blood red colour. It is a full bodied port that possesses flavours of fresh red berries and chocolate, which contributes to a long
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It has a dark ruby colour with aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry, cedar and spiced fruitcake.
The palate is rounded and generous, with lovely fruit richness supported by ripe powdery tannins, giving structure and length to the long finish.
This is a wonderful accompaniment to savoury red meats dishes and hard white cheeses, and will continue to evolve in bottle for 3-6 years from harvest.
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Deep ruby red with a rich, concentrated nose of dark berries and ripe plums, integrated with lifted notes of violet.
A complex palate, complemented by smoky hints from French oak. Elegant tannins lead to a rich flavour that lingers.
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Red cherry, clean and brilliant with a hint of youth on the rim. High density, good colouration, perhaps too much for a young wine. It can be stored for a while.
Very intensive wine aroma with alcohol coming through but not over-powering. Toasty wafts and black fruits (blackberry and plums). Faint whiffs of cinnamon and vanilla.
On the palate: Maximum fruit expression, blackberry, currants and plums, without sweetness, enveloping, intensely flavoursome in the mouth with a smooth progression.
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Ruby colour with a red rim.
A lovely bouquet of red fruits and spicy aromas.
On the palate is full of jammy red fruit and notes of spices, mint and chocolate.
Very long and slightly dry finish of spicy mint and black chocolate.
Will age well for the next 10 years.
It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, but it can also be enjoyed on its own, providing a memorable moment in the company of good friends.
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