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2016 Cockburn Vintage PortBlend from Portugal

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  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media
  • 93 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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99

This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone undertones and hints of dried roses. Full-bodied and very tight and precise. Good kick in the end. Love the polished tannins, which are totally folded into the wine. Reminds me of the 1947 Cockburn. Try in 2024.

95 Neal Martin - Vinous Media

The 2016 Cockburn’s, which comes mainly from the Bico de Pato vineyard, is deep in colour, perhaps more so than other vintages of this Port encountered during previous declaration tastings. The nose is tight at first, almost Bordeaux-like with blackberry, raspberry coulis, touches of inkwell and cassis. There is admirable purity here. The palate is beautifully balanced with supple tannin, a wonderful line of acidity and immense harmony. There is presence but not weight, a silky smooth finish with hints of raisin and fig that linger tenderly in the mouth. What a marvellous Cockburn’s! (NM)

93 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Vintage Port, bottled in May 2018, is a blend of 62% Touriga Nacional, 21% Touriga Franca and small portions of Sousão and Alicante Bouschet. It comes in with 106 grams of residual sugar. Fairly intense and even tighter than Graham's, this might be somewhat approachable in a few years, but it really needs to open up. It will require more time than the wines like Warre's and Smith Woodhouse in the Symington stable. Beautifully wrought, this looks like an impressive Cockburn's, more balanced and fresher than the stolid and jammy 2015 yet still with fine concentration to go with the freshness.

Product Detail

Item # 109306
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Vintage
Ratings

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Neal Martin - Vinous Media

93 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb