Cockburn's Special Reserve Port 75cl
Warning: By law we cannot sell this product to anyone under 18, by placing an order with us you are confirming that you are over the age of 18.
Have you got a moment? Uncork this reserve and you'll discover a liquid garnered from the grandest of grapes. You'll taste craft, care and a rich history of families dedicated to making the finest port wines cultivated in the Douro Valley. You'll taste how seasoned oak casks age it to full-bodied perfection.
So if you've got a moment - let's make it special.
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."
Wine of Portugal, The original special reserve, Matured in our cellars, A port wine of special persuasion unreservedly excellent for any occasion
Come and say hi at the Cockburn's Port lodge in Porto for a free tour and tasting*
(*) Must be 18 or over. Reservation required. Valid for one "Classic Tasting" until 01/09/20 upon presentation of this cone.
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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.
Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca
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.
Famous fruity and full-bodied quality, combined with a fine dry finish.
Symington Family Estates
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.
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.
Country of Origin
Symington Family Estates,
Return To Address
Symington Family Estates,
Pack - Glass
Full Product Name:
Red Portuguese Wine
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites