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Cockburn's Vintage Port
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Cockburn's Vintage Port 2016

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalIts been eight years since the Symington family took over Cockburn’s, and this wine is a stunning turnabout. The bulk of the fruit comes of the 97ha vineyard at Quinta dos Canais and most of that is a mix of touriga nacional and touriga franca. It’s inky black, with a powerful mix of graphite, liquorice, black fruits and spice that are equally bound up on the palate. The textures are silky soft and the sweet, peppery, floral, black tea flavours and spicy finish persist forever. Wow, Cockburn is back. Super quality and it should be able to age for 25 years.Tasted: 23 May 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 88.00 en primeur $88/ at release $105 QC 80.00 NS 80.00 Producer: Cockburn Smithes & CaDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 636720UPC: 5601341100173