Cockburn's Late Bottled Vintage Port is a wine of a very good year, 2006.
It is aged in seasoned oak casks until reaching the perfect level maturity. Rich and full-bodied, this Port is perfect after a fine lunch or dinner.
Cockburn’s was founded in 1815 by Robert Cockburn, a soldier who served in Portugal
during the Peninsular War. Robert was later joined in his Port business by his sons Archibald
In 2010, Cockburn’s celebrated its 195th birthday by returning to family ownership. It joined
Symington Family Estates, Port producers for over 125 years, the largest vineyard owners in
the Douro (940 hectares/2,330 acres) who account for 30% of all Premium Port production.
Symington Family Estates is the most awarded Port Company in the world.
The Symington Family has reviewed every aspect of the production and ageing process of
Cockburn’s Ports, making significant improvements to all Cockburn’s wines. Cockburn’s
recent success in the international wine competitions is a clear indication of this drive for
For nearly 100 years, the wine from the magnificent Quinta dos Canais vineyard has formed
the backbone of Cockburn’s Vintages. This jewel of the Upper Douro Valley has 261 hectares
(645 acres) and its vineyard is comprised of 27% Touriga Franca and 30,5% Touriga
Cockburn’s is famous for having played a leading role in the recovery of the Touriga Nacional
grape variety in the 1970’s. Today, this Portuguese grape variety is recognized as the
Douro’s finest. Another Cockburn’s initiative was the plantation of experimental vineyards in
the 1930’s, to improve the quality of Port. Cockburn’s also led the plantation of new vineyards
in the remote Douro Superior in the 1970’s and 1980’s, pioneering the development of this
high quality region.
Cockburn’s is the Port Company with the most wood casks and the only one with its own
dedicated team of coopers. The vast majority of Cockburn’s Port ages in these handmade
seasoned oak casks and tonnels in the company’s historic lodges, located in Vila Nova de
Gaia, near the Atlantic Ocean. Cockburn’s wines’ added complexity derives greatly from
these excellent natural ageing conditions.
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