Cockburn's Port 2015, Douro, Portugal - 1.5l
Not all port is created equal, as anybody that has enjoyed this gold standard will testify. Cockburn’s Special Reserve entered the public consciousness in 1969 and has has earned a stellar reputation ever since. The aroma that greets the nose upon opening the bottle is unmistakably fruity, with cherry, strawberry and plum competing for attention. Best served at room temperature, these fruity sensations are matched by a hint of spice and pepper for a full-bodied but dry finish. Best of all, there is no need to decant Special Reserve. Simply pour into a glass and get set to enjoy a magnificent taste experience.
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Like all port, Cockburn is best enjoyed with cheese in front of a roaring fire. Any dessert that focusses on chocolate or nuts will also benefit from this port.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Cockburn's story began in 1815, when brothers John and Robert Cockburn left their native Scotland for Portugal. Ignmoring the traditional port-making techniques, including purchasing grapes from Porto, the Cockburn brothers plucked grapes directly from the Douro Valley. This is still where Cockburn's starts life, with a premesis in Quinta dos Canais as well as the centre of Vila Nova de Gaia. Most of Cockburn's port is created from Touriga Nacional, with the celebrated Special Reserve enjoying particular emphasis on this grape. To this day, Cockburn's is a byword for high quality port that can be enjoyed all year around.