Cockburn Port, Non Vintage
Cockburn Quinta dos Canais Mixed Pack
Presentation case containing 2000, 2004 and 2007 Vintages.
Bottle size: 75cl
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All 75 cl bottles.
Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais is a traditional, terraced Upper Douro quinta that has been producing superior wines for over 100 years. The property has consistently provided the grapes that become the backbone of Cockburn's declared vintages. Considered the "jewel in the crown," the property was purchased in 1989, and consists of some 740 acres (300 hectares) of vineyards on the north bank of the Douro. The plantings here face south, and therefore benefit from long hours of sunlight. Under the regional classification system, the vineyard has been awarded the highest possible rating. Originally five separate quintas, Canais was combined into a single large property around the turn of the century. Its abundant water supply, conserved from run off and channeled around the upper elevations, gave the property its name; canais is the Portuguese word for canals. The vineyard is currently undergoing further development. Vineyard blocks have been planted by varietal, a practice pioneered by Cockburn's in the region.
Dark purple in color, the 2000 Quinta dos Canais has wonderful floral and fruity aromas of ripe cherries and currants. The palate is also suggestive of these flavors and is delivered with perfectly balanced tannin and acid structure. Its exuberant fruity style means that it will be a wonderful glass of port within five years, but also has the potential to age to full maturity over the next 15 years.
Cockburn Port, 2004. Quinta Dos Canais. Very deep and dark appearance. Blackish purple. Wonderful nose, fresh and fruity showing the larger percentage of Touriga Nacional. The palate is rich, with concentrated fruit flavours and tannins. This is how a single quinta vintage should be, with great potential for aging
Robert Parker 91 points
The 2007 Cockburn Quinta dos Canais is purple/black in color with an expressive bouquet of violets, licorice, blackberry, and black currant. On the palate it is medium weight with decent volume and concentration. It has enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for at least a decade and should offer prime drinking from 2022 to 2037.
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