Cockburn's 1997

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SKU:
610222
Last Updated:
03/31/2022 20:30:56
Vintage:
1997
Varietal:
PORT
Color:
RED
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'Our blenders have been tasting, categorizing and identifying the wines that might go into the final vintage blend for the best part of two years now. Only after the most rigorous selection was the final decision taken; its been a long, focused, process. This wine is intensely purple in color, with aromas of blackberries and mature plums; full and firm on palate, with a long fruity finish resonating with chocolate overtones. Try with a Stilton Blue and hazelnuts
-- Jim Reader, Cockburns Head of Wine Making and General Manager'

Region Description

Vintage Port, a fortified Portuguese wine, is the best known and most sought after type of port. Made from a mixture of red grapes, it is produced only in good years when conditions are favorable for the production of a fine wine. The decision to declare a vintage is made by each individual port house and all the grapes included come from top vineyards in that vintage. Vintage ports are aged in barrels for a maximum of two and half years and then require another 10 to 30 years in the bottle before they are ready. Since they are aged in barrels for only a short time, they retain their dark red color and full-bodied strong fruit flavor. Younger vintage ports remain exuberant and powerful, while the older varieties have more finesse and integration, a result of the slow maturation process. To maintain its intensity, Vintage Port is neither fined nor filtered and throws a great deal of sediment as it matures and must be decanted. The flagship style of port, Vintage Port represents only 2-3 % of the total Port production. (See PORT for more information on the region and fortification process.)

Last Updated:
03/31/2022 20:30:56
Vintage:
1997
Varietal:
PORT
Color:
RED
RR_BOPIS_Shipment:
true
RR_BOPIS_InStorePickup:
true
RR_BOPIS_CurbsidePickup:
true
Bacchus Price:
99.99
Bacchus Product:
False