Original
12 Ratings
Cockburn Vintage Port Portugal

Wine Details

Vineyard

Cockburn's

Varietal

Port

Style

Fortified

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) "Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head. Full-bodied, massive, and concentrated, with a 45-second finish. This thrilling effort should drink well between 2010-2035."-Wine Advocate Simply put, Cockburn’s Vintage Port is the best of the best — the best wine of one superior year blended...

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    Sweet and strong

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (1983 Vintage) "This house tends to produce quite full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, spirited vintage ports that never have a great deal of complexity or finesse but offer meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, alcoholic flavors at the expense of elegance. The 1985 was placed in a tasting where I also inserted the 1983 Cockburn as a ringer. I was surprised to find out, upon revealing the wines, that the massive blockbuster of the tasting was the 1983, and the soft, intensely fruity, forward wine was the 1985. While t...