Cockburn's, Vintage Port
Cockburn

Cockburn's, Vintage Port,

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vintage

Cockburn, Cockburn's, Vintage Port, 2017

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Cockburn, Cockburn's, Vintage Port, 2017

Cockburn’s was bought by the Symington Family in 2010 and since then it is seeing a revival in fortunes. The majority of the vineyards are located in the warmer Douro Superior, producing wines with signature tannic structures that over the past half century were a little rustic and one-dimensional. Nowadays, Cockburn’s 2017 remains true to its spicy dried herbs and an unabashed structure but with a sleekness and quality to the fruit that previous vintages lacked. Predominantly Touriga Nacional. Just 2,500 cases were produced, representing 8% of the total vineyard production.

ABV:
20%

specifications

country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
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Producer:
Cockburn
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Allergen Information:
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Cockburn

Cockburn

The Symington’s family has been making Port for five generations and is the largest vineyard owner in the Douro. In the remote Upper Douro Valley, the magnificent 261 hectare (642 acre) Quinta dos Canais vineyard produces some of the Douro’s finest wines and has formed the mainstay of Cockburn’s Vintage Ports for nearly a century. At Canais, the grapes are picked by hand and are used for Cockburn’s premium wines, including Special Reserve. Over half is planted with the Douro’s principal varieties, the Touriga Nacional (26%) and the Touriga Franca (33%). The property’s steeply terraced vineyards overlook the River Douro and benefits from an ideal south-facing aspect. This ensures ample exposure to the sun and therefore perfectly ripe grapes. This unique terroir creates the Quinta dos Canais Vintage Ports; intense, full-bodied wines with opulent fruit, balanced with peppery tannins and underpinned with fresh acidity.

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