Cockburn's Vintage Port 1997
The crop was small and produced grapes with wonderfully concentrated flavors, providing outstanding wines with excellent structure and an intensely fruity aroma. Aged two years in (old) wood and bottled unfiltered, vintage port usually demands at least 10-15 years of bottle age to soften its powerful tannins and permit the robust fruit elements to marry and harmonize. Vintage port is usually considered fully mature after 30 years.
Balanced and enjoyable, with chocolate, berry and cherry character. Full, very sweet and round. Little short, but enjoyable. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Drink now.