Cockburns Vintage 2007 75cl


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Country Portugal
Port Type Port Gift
Region Porto
Brand Cockburns
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2007
Maturity Drink now but has perfect ageing potential.
Food Match Pair perfectly with Fruit cake
Style Vintage

Very intense purple in colour with a nose bursting with lovely aromas of violets. The palate has rich cassis flavours that dominate the palate leading into a typically dry and elegant Cockburn's finish. This vintage will be recorded as one of Cockburn's finest due to its great complexity of flavours, balance and rich tannins. The depth of this wine will ensure a long and perfect ageing potential.

Country Of Origin: Portugal
The story goes, that two British merchants travelling through Portugal's Douro Valley in the seventeenth century came across the monks at a monastery near Lamego drinking a local wine with grape spirit added to it early in its fermentation so that the wine kept its natural sweetness. They decided to start shipping this wine back to Britain. The fortifying spirit helped to preserve the wine on its long sea voyage as well as giving it a unique sweet taste. This was embryonic Port. The same production methods are, more or less, still used today. In 1756 the Marquis of Pombal (Marques de Pombal) drew the limits of the Douro region, creating the world's first officially demarcated wine region. It is a region sculpted both by nature and by humans over centuries and is for this reason now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1815, the Scotsman Robert Cockburn and his brother John, already successful wine merchants in Leith near Edinburgh, set up a branch of their firm in Porto: R & J Cockburn's. They had many business partners through the years. And like all of the early Port companies the name changed. Eventually coming to be known as Cockburn's & Co: the name that survives today.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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