Cockburn Porto Special Reserve
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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.
Cockburn’s focuses much of its expertise on maintaining the quality of Special Reserve.
Special Reserve fruit is picked at the peak of ripeness from single varietal vineyards in the finest vineyard areas.
Slightly longer fermentation produces a less sweet finish, highlighting fruit and tannin structure, known as "grip."
A higher percentage of older wines in the Special Reserve blend creates a complex, layered wine that is the Cockburn’s signature style.
Only the five best port grapes are used in Special Reserve: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tintã Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca.