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Cockburn's 2007

Release Notes

Very intense purple colour. Lovely aromas of violets. Rich cassis flavours dominate the palate. Typically dry and elegant Cockburn’s finish. This vintage will be recorded as one of Cockburn’s finest due to its great complexity of flavours, balance and rich tannins. The depth of this wine will ensure a long and perfect ageing potential.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.30
Baumé: 3.3

Tasting Notes

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Still very structured, hint of smokiness on the nose.  Lovely fresh aromas but with firm tannins.  Peppery and spice.  Lots of mixed red berries.  Dry finish.


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

The marvellous ripening conditions of 2007 shine over in this wine - a dense flavour of blackberry and black cherry, underpinned by tannin but the texture is seamless and this scented, balanced style will be sumptuous young and age for a generation or more.

Score: Vintage Port Trophy 2012 and Gold Medal 2012


Decanter World Wine Awards (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Deep crimson colour. Firm, intense cassis nose. Taut and concentrated minty fruit on the palate backed by ripe tannin. Full bodied with mocha finish.  Rated 4 Stars. 

Score: Silver Medal 2012

Richard Mayson critic source
2012 tasting note year

Lovely opaque, youthful colour; just opening up to reveal beautiful floral fruit, violets and rose petals, very pure and fruit driven; again very pure on the palate, Touriga Nacional-driven berry fruit, not especially big or broad but fine, focused and linear, peppery tannins rising in the mouth leading to a long, dryish black pepper finish.   2,500 cases declared.

Score: 4 Stars

Jay Miller critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2010 tasting note year

The 2007 Cockburn Vintage Port offers aromas of fruitcake, licorice, mineral, and black cherry.  It is a bit more forward and elegant than its sibling [Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 2007] with layers of flavor, outstanding focus, and impeccable balance.  It is likely to be approachable a bit sooner but it, too, should still be performing well at age 30.

Score: 92/100

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
  11. 1970
  12. 1967
  13. 1963
  14. 1960
  15. 1955
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  17. 1947
  18. 1945
  19. 1935
  20. 1931
  21. 1927
  22. 1912
  23. 1908
  24. 1904
  25. 1900
  26. 1896
  27. 1894
  28. 1890

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