Please note this is Pre Order Offer for Cockburns 2017 Vintage Port.
The Port will be shipped in late 2019.
The price quoted is per bottle and includes UK VAT and Duty. Delivery charges will be added during checkout. These are packed in wooden cases of 6 bottles, but we will split these and the Port will also be available by the bottle.
The 2017 Port Vintage is of exceptional quality. So much so that The Symington Family have declared the first back to back vintage declaration in the family’s 137 year history. The vintage was characterised by intense heat with record low levels of rainfall. Flowering and bud burst developed under good conditions and the high daytime temperatures and cool nights in August and September allowed for a gradual and even ripening. Harvest was exceptionally early, with some producers harvesting at the beginning of August. The harvest was around 20 to 30% down on a normal harvest, basically due to water stress. So, 2017 produced a smaller quantity of excellent fruit. Conditions were similar to 1945, an extremely highly regarded vintage. Expect powerful, intense and complex wines with great aromas and freshness. As Dirk Niepoort declared, “the 2017 Vintage Port is epic and a triumph, the best I’ve witnessed in all my years at Niepoort”, whilst Adrian Bridge, managing director of The Fladgate Partnership, stated “All our houses and their properties have produced exceptional wines, with impressive density, depth and aromatic potential”.
Cockburns 2017 Vintage Port
Tasting note from the Symington Family Estates Tasting Room 2019 – “The Cockburn 2017 has resinous, forest floor aromas with bergamot notes mingling with rockrose scents. Fresh, mineral notes are evocative of eucalyptus and anise. The palate is intense with layers of blueberry and kirsch flavours underpinned by peppery tannins which provide Cockburn’s signature grip. A very complete wine, complex and finely tuned that suggests impressive longevity.”
Provenance and variety make-up
· Quinta dos Canais: 74%
· Quinta do Vale Coelho: 18%
· Quinta do Cachão do Arnozelo: 8%
· Touriga Nacional: 52% (800 g/vine)
· Touriga Franca: 30% (670 g/vine)
· Sousão: 10% (1.3 kg/vine)
· Alicante Bouschet: 8%
· Alcohol by volume – 20% v/v (20°C)
· Total acidity – 4.57 (g/l)
· Baumé – 3.50
· Bottled during May 2019 with no filtration
· Winemakers: Charles Symington, Ricardo Carvalho
Only 2,500 nine litre cases were bottled.