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Cockburn's 1991

Release Notes

We do not as a matter of policy make public either the quantity of vintage port we make or its exact composition. However for the first time over 80% of the 'lote' has come from our own properties. The Quinta dos Canais, which we bought in 1989, has traditionally provided the backbone of Cockburns Vintage Ports, and the 1991 is no exception. An exciting element is that 40% of the blend has come from our Vilariça vineyards, where the vines are planted on gently undulating slopes rather than steep terraces, and in blocks by individual grape varieties. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Roriz from the Quinta de Atyde have all been used for the first time in a Cockburn Vintage. Which shows just how important our recent investments in high-quality vineyards have become. The rest of the component wines have come from properties in the Upper Douro and Rio Torto areas, which, like Canais, have habitually played their part in the make up of past Cockburns Vintage blends.  Miguel Corte-Real, Cockburn’s General Manager and Master Blender.

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1995 tasting note year

Ripe, moderately intense, tasty aromas of damp earth, tar, and black fruits are followed by a full-bodied wine with excellent richness, and a firmly delineated personality with good tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long finish.  Although very good, it is unexciting in the context of other ports of the vintage.

Score: 88/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1995 tasting note year

Rich appearance, straightforward, good length in 1993.  Two years later:  good texture, rich, figgy flavour.  it will be interesting to see how this develops.  Now-2010.

Score: 3 Stars

More about Cockburn's

To learn more about Cockburn's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Cockburn's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of Quinta dos Canais and Quinta do Vale Coelho.  If you would like to learn even more about Cockburn's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Cockburn's website.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

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