Cockburns Special Reserve Port 75Cl
- Port - Fortified Wine
- Our Special Reserve still has the lusciously ripe, vibrant fruit of youth and lovely tannins, which give it the slightly peppery spice on the tongue. But it also has the elegance of age: the softness and smoothness that can only be achieved by slow ageing in old oak barrels. That's what puts the Special in Special Reserve.
- Cockburn's Special Reserve was originally introduced in 1969 as the first great Reserve Port and since that time its famous fruity and full-bodied quality, combined with a fine dry finish, has been the benchmark for all Reserve Ports.
- Cockburn's, one of the greatest names in Port, led the development of vineyards in Portugal's Upper Douro valley in the 19th and 20th centuries. The company is owned by the Symington family, Port producers for over 125 years.
Robert Cockburn, in outlining his philosophy so long ago would completely capture what is still our essence and objective two centuries later. "The quality of the wine - that is the first thing to be looked to."
- Port wine
- Pack size: 75cl
- Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
- Garnet red colour. A youthful nose packed with rich and concentrated aromas of red fruits, On the palate sweet, well rounded, medium length and with luscious red berry flavours leading to a distinctive dry finish, balanced with fine wood-aged flavours.
Region of Origin
Symington Family Estates
Type of Closure
Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca
- Grapes for our ports are picked by hand and transported to the winery in small crates. The grapes are then placed into large shallow tanks where the grapes were traditionally trodden by foot but more recently machines with rubber ‘feet' are being used. Fermentation lasts for about 48 hours. When the alcohol and sugar are at the desired levels, the fermentation is arrested by the addition a pure grape spirit. The Port wines are then aged in large oak casks until ready to bottle.
- Port wine is produced in the Douro valley which was defined and established as a protected region in 1756, making it the oldest defined, regulated and protected wine region in the world. Port became popular in England during the 1700's after the Methuen Treaty was signed in 1703. Merchants were allowed to import Port wine at low duty rate while war with France deprived them of French wines.
- The Port region has three areas. Baixo Corgo is the western most area and the wettest in terms of rainfall. Grapes from here are used for inexpensive Ruby and Tawny Ports. Further upstream is Cima Corgo centred on the town of Pinhao. This region is hotter and drier. Grapes grown here are used for Vintage and LBV Ports. Even further upstream is the Douro Superior the hottest of all three regions. Not widely cultivated due to the accessibility of the area. Port is produced here in small quantities.
- This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year
This bottle should be stored lying down in a cool dark place
Product of Portugal
Preparation and Usage
- We recommend serving at room temperature or slightly cool in warmer weather. There's no need to decant Special Reserve, it pours from the bottle the way we intended you to enjoy it.
Name and address
- Symington Family Estates,
- V. N. GAIA.
- John E Fells and Sons Ltd,
- HP4 3ZE,
- Tel: (01442) 870900
Lower age limit
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