Cockburn’s Special Reserve


Cockburn’s Special Reserve was originally introduced in 1969 and created an entirely new Port category that was fundamental to the success of Port and the Douro over the following decades. Cockburn’s Special Reserve is a very fine wine selected for its richness and concentration, from the finest vineyards in the Upper Douro and matured in oak casks for five years. This longer wood ageing gives its fruity and full-bodied palate a distinctive dry finish, making it the benchmark for all Reserve Ports.

A garnet red colour. Cockburn’s Special Reserve has a youthful nose packed with rich and concentrated red fruit aromas, predominantly red cherry with hints of plum and strawberry. On the palate it’s sweet, well rounded, medium length and with luscious red berry flavours leading to a distinctive peppery finish.

Special Reserve is perfect served at the end of a meal, with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, a
cheese platter or simply on its own. Although usually served at room temperature, Reserve
Ports are equally delicious when served lightly chilled. It does not need to be decanted and should be consumed within four weeks of opening.



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