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Cockburn's Special Reserve Port

Wine Details

Vineyard

Cockburn's

Varietal

Port Blend

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

Cockburn's Special Reserve is the world's most popular premium port. Special Reserve is a medium dark ruby color, with a deep garnet edge. The blend has a clean aroma, showing maturity and finesse, with a hint of dried plums. Off dry to medium sweet, Special Reserve has a rich, mellow texture and smooth tannin structure, with a long, satisfying finish. The classic way to serve Special Reserve is with aged Stilton cheese after dinner. Or enjoy with roasted almonds or walnuts and squares of rich, dark chocolate for a simple but elegant dessert.

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.

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.

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.

The perfectly balanced Reserve Port: well structured, with rich, ripe fruit and gentle spicy tannins.

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    This delicious Premium Ruby Port from Cockburn's (say Coh-burns) is sweet and fruity with notes of cherry cobbler and raspberry pie. It will stay fresh for over a month after opening.

    over 2 years
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    more fruit flavor than tailors 10 year, but very good.

    over 6 years
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    Liked it!

    over 5 years
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    over 6 years
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  • Critics Challenge
    Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Hello Ruby Tuesday! Rich and luxurious. Linda Murphy
  • Critics Challenge
    Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Hello Ruby Tuesday! Rich and luxurious. Linda Murphy
  • Critics Challenge
    Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Hello Ruby Tuesday! Rich and luxurious. Linda Murphy
  • Critics Challenge
    Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Hello Ruby Tuesday! Rich and luxurious. Linda Murphy
  • Critics Challenge
    Rating: Critics Challenge 2006 Award - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/06. Hello Ruby Tuesday! Rich and luxurious. Linda Murphy