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Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 2009

Release Notes

Quinta dos Canais 2009 is a powerful young Vintage Port with an opaque deep purple colour.  On the nose wonderfully focused with intense ripe berry fruit aromas of crushed blueberries and blackberries, with an underlying floral character of fresh violets. On the palate full-bodied with concentrated dark fruit flavours combined with black pepper and spice undertones, balanced by polished silky tannins which follow through to a long powerful finish. 

This wine is ageing in our cellars, and not yet released for sale.

Tasting Notes

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

Dense concentrated, still very purple.  Lovely floral, esteva, ripe rich blackberry flavours.  Lovely ripe, rich, grapey (almost reminiscent of a lagar!) lingering, peppery but quite dry.


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Ripe black fruit, citrus peppery character.  A long finish and an elegance.

Score: Silver Medal 2012


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

Still in the full bloom of youth with wonderful, perfumed, floral aromas and excellent, ripe mulberry and cassis fruit. Spicy, full and generous.  Rated 5 Stars. 

Score: Gold Medal 2012

Richard Mayson critic source
2012 tasting note year

Very deep, dark and opaque, still closed and demure, underlying floral, minty opulence; rich, voluptuous and soft initially, lovely texture with black pepper tannins rising in the mouth leading to a firm, well-defined finish. Long, fine and sinewy.  Just 106 cases bottled, 100 shipped to Australia. This is already a rare bird.

Score: 4 Stars

More about Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais

To learn more about Cockburn's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Cockburn's Brand, and a detailed viticultural profile of Quinta dos Canais.  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.

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