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Cockburn's

Cockburn's Vintage Port, Porto, Portugal

Cockburn's Vintage Port, Porto, Portugal

 

A testament to Cockburn's rich heritage and exceptional craftsmanship, the 2017 Vintage Port embodies the spirit and resilience of the Douro Valley. This vintage marks another leap forward in Cockburn's reemergence, blending tradition with innovation to produce a port of remarkable intensity and complexity.

Product Details:

  • Cases Produced: 2,500
  • Alcohol by Volume: 20% v/v (20°C)
  • Total Acidity: 4.57 g/l
  • Baumé: 3.50
  • Bottling Date: May 2019
  • Winemakers: Charles Symington, Ricardo Carvalho
  • Provenance:
    • Quinta dos Canais: 74%
    • Quinta do Vale Coelho: 18%
    • Quinta do Cachão do Arnozelo: 8%
  • Varietal Composition:
    • Touriga Nacional: 52%
    • Touriga Franca: 30%
    • Sousão: 10%
    • Alicante Bouschet: 8%

Sensory Description: The 2017 vintage of Cockburn's Vintage Port greets the senses with resinous forest floor aromas intertwined with notes of bergamot and rockrose. The bouquet evolves with fresh, mineral nuances evocative of eucalyptus and anise. On the palate, the wine is a symphony of flavors, featuring layers of blueberry and kirsch, all underpinned by peppery tannins that provide the signature Cockburn's 'grip'. This port is a harmonious blend, complex and finely tuned, promising impressive longevity.

Winemaker’s Background: Cockburn’s has always been synonymous with pioneering viticulture in the Douro Valley. The legendary John Henry Smithes played a pivotal role in rehabilitating the Touriga Nacional variety during the 1930s, which had almost vanished due to its low yields. Cockburn’s, under Symington family ownership since 2006, has continued this legacy, investing heavily in the vineyards at Quinta dos Canais. Their dedication is reflected in the acclaim received for their vintages, with the 2017 vintage being a remarkable testament to their enduring commitment to quality and innovation.

Serving Suggestions: For an optimal experience, serve this Vintage Port at around 60-64°F. It pairs exquisitely with blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort, dark chocolate desserts, and rich, nutty dishes. This port also shines when sipped on its own, allowing its complex character to be fully appreciated. Decanting is recommended to allow the wine to breathe and reveal its intricate layers.

Critics' Scores:

  • James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: 96 points
  • Richard Mayson, Decanter: 95 points
  • Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: 96 points
  • Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com: 17.5 points
  • James Suckling: 98 points
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