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Grape Variety:

Touriga Nacional

Cockburn's, Vintage Port, 2011

6x75cl £260.00

1 case Equiv. £43.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

After some decades of less than impressive results, Cockburns would appear to be getting back into its stride. In an effort to take the property back to its roots, the Symingtons (owners of the estate since 2010) organised a tasting of every declared vintage since 1896, a time when Cockburn name fetched prices up there with any of its peers. The dominant characteristic they discovered was elegance over power. As such, this their second vintage is replete with highly aromatic notes of bergamot and lapsang souchong, yellow plum and wild strawberry. On the palate notes of black tea intermingle with mulberry and a vaguely tropical note of, bizarrely, pineapple. There is a measure of restraint and individuality to this beauty that is highly appealing. A very promising second vintage under the new stewardship.

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