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Cockburn Fine Tawny Port

Cockburn Fine Tawny Port

91 Points John Caro
Cockburn Fine Tawny Port
91 Points John Caro

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A great value Tawny Port from a house that is again offering top quality, but not yet charging top prices. Cockburn (pronounced Co-burn) was market leader 100 years ago and has reappeared at the forefront after purchase by the famous Symington family. Harmonious nutty tones and sweetish berry fruits make this is an effortless Tawny for immediate enjoyment.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Port grapes

Its Origins

Cockburn was founded nearly 200 years ago by Scotsman, Robert Cockburn, who returned to Portugal after first visiting the country as a soldier fighting under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars. Originally it was based in the Douro valley, the traditional centre of Port production. A year later, Cockburn moved east to the Upper Douro Valley. Cockburn has a reputation as innovators, which, in such a traditional and conservative industry is sometimes considered disregard for the “rules”. It has, however, brought them great success, namely the revival of the Touriga Nacional vine. A grape recognised for its exceptional quality. Touriga Nacional now accounts for 35% of Cockburns yield. Cockburns has led the way in modernising standards of wine and environmental management and in 1994 it became the first wine company to be awarded the ISO 9002 for quality management, wine making and production operations. The ex-owners of Cockburns, Beam Global Spirits, decided to divest the Cockburn’s Port Brand to the Symington Family Estates, the leading producer of premium quality ports. Following the transaction, the Symington family has applied their skill and expertise in the production of Port, which dates back for generations, towards further development and growth of Cockburn’s around the world.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"Dried fruits, caramel, nuts, berries and a hint o barrel ageing, all at the same time. It’s easy to drink, lighter in colour than Ruby Port and not yet as complex as our Aged Tawny Ports (10 Years Old, 20 Years Old). The flavours of wood ageing have influenced this wine. So it has a lovely nuttiness but it also still has the chewy fruitiness, with flavours of raisins and dried figs, of our younger fruit-driven wines."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Port

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Douro

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    19.00%

  • Maturity

    Drink now

This Wine Goes Well With

with BLUE CHEESE
with DESSERT
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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