Distinctive fragrant esteva (rockrose) nose, indicative of the substantial Touriga Nacional contribution to the final blend. In the mouth there is a wonderful, pure fruit quality (red cherries and strawberry) denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine’s structure and balance. A wine of great finesse and poise.
April and May were hotter than usual, which combined with some rain to create humid conditions giving rise to fungal infestations and resulting in some loss of production. This crop reduction meant that 2011 was one of the smallest years in recent memory — 15% below the average.
Suitable for Vegans.
Cockburn’s 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.