2015 Cockburn Vintage Port

2015 Cockburn Vintage Port

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

2015 Cockburn Vintage Port

On Sale: $39.94  (was: $69.94)*

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Cockburn is one of Oporto's classic names, and today we've got an outstanding opportunity to pick up their 2015 vintage Port that celebrates their 200th anniversary. The decision to declare wasn’t an excess of sentimentality however; their home quinta in Douro Superior excelled in 2015, and with the Symmington’s tireless efforts to recapture the finesse-driven style of Cockburn’s past, the 2015 is a sleeper hit.

Whether you're a die-hard Port fan or just dipping your toe into the category, this is absolutely a deal you won't want to miss - over 40% off and under $40, in regular 750ml format no less. It’s a fantastic chance to see how Cockburn is reinventing itself in the 21st century, and it will offer a lovely contrast to the larger-scaled '16s and '17s.

Founded by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Cockburn was once the most renowned name in Port, but had hit a rough patch before the Symmington family acquired it in 2010. They have put everything towards the goal of reviving Cockburn’s former glory, even organizing a tasting going back to the 1896 vintage to better understand what Cockburn was like in its heyday. This 2015 is a clear sign that their efforts are bearing fruit. Combining “depth and finesse in equal measure” (Decanter), the 2015 will still need some time to integrate, but should make for a fascinating Port that will play nicely with all the classic pairings. Cheers!

96 points, Decanter: "...initially deep, ripe and dense on the nose, opening up to reveal a scented berry fruit bouquet. Lovely plum and berry fruit on the palate supported by fine-grained, gravelly tannins and a long, structured finish. Combines depth and finesse in equal measure."

94 points, James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of crushed berries and flowers. Some mineral undertones. Violets. Very fine and polished with ultra-fine tannins. Medium sweet. Fresh and extremely clean. Very crisp and clean for such hot year. This celebrates the 200th anniversary of Cockburn."

*Offer publication date December 15, 2021. Pricing and availability subject to change.