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Cockburn's 2003

Release Notes

Intense deep ruby colour, with aromas of blackberries, rich spice and plums. It is full and firm on the palate, leading to a long finish resonating with fruit and dark chocolate overtones.

Tasting Notes

Symington Family Tasting Room critic

Symington Family Estates source
2014 tasting note year

Cockburn’s 2003 Vintage Port has a deep ruby colour. The nose is brimming with aromas of dark fruits such as black cherries and blackberries. The palate is full and firm with the typical Cockburn’s grip, and intense flavours of rich ripe fruits and hints of dark chocolate leading to a long and persistent finish. This wine has excellent ageing potential and needs about 8 more years in bottle to reach its ideal state of maturity, after which it will age superbly for decades.


Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2006 tasting note year

Fantastic aromas of blackberries and tar.  Lightly stemmy, which is the sign of a great young vintage Port.  Full-bodied, with wonderfully integrated tannins and a lasting finish.  Shows outstanding potential.

Score: 95/100

Pierre Rovani critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

The fresh herb-laced aromatics of the dark-colored 2003 Cockburn Vintage Port reveal loads of spirit-infused black fruits.  Armed with a gorgeously rich and fruit-packed mid-palate, this chocolate, black cherry, as well as sweet plum drenched wine appears to slightly drop-off before roaring back to display a long finish.  Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Score: 91/100

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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  10. 1975
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  12. 1967
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  14. 1960
  15. 1955
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  17. 1947
  18. 1945
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  21. 1927
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  25. 1900
  26. 1896
  27. 1894
  28. 1890

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