2015 Cockburn Port Late Bottled Vintage
2015 Cockburn Port Late Bottled Vintage A beautifully perfumed Port, this 2015 wine has a fine balance between its structure and the opulent black fruits. There is some sweetness but this is definitely equaled by the wine’s dry edge. Drink this very fine wine now.
Cockburn’s has always questioned the so-called ‘rules’ for making port. Back in 1815, Robert and John Cockburn, two brothers from Scotland, bypassed the stuffy merchant’s fair in Porto and bought the very best grapes directly from farmers upriver in the Douro. The look on their faces.
The vines that supply Cockburn’s are grown up and down the beautiful Douro Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO-protected landscape, and especially at Quinta dos Canais, our home in the region.
There, the schist soil, Douro micro-climate, south-facing terraces, and the application of age-old experience produce intensely sweet grapes. Which in turn allows us to make wines of exceptional quality.
But we’re also using the latest satellite technology to ensure grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe, and advanced automated methods to ensure they’re crushed delicately at the perfect temperature.
Our focus on the future has led to Cockburn’s gaining B Corporation certification, which means our business is internationally recognised as having the highest environmental and social standards. A pretty big deal for us. We’re starting new traditions of port-making. What a time to be a port maker.