Cockburns Special Reserve Port was first created in 1969. Then, it was the first of its kind and caused a revolution in the way port was seen and drunk by people around the world. The winemakers have stayed true to the original style of this remarkable wine. They select only the finest, most concentrated flawlessly perfect grapes from Cockburn’s vineyards at Quinta dos Canais, which are picked by hand during the harvest and then after a little grape-treading in they are turned into wine.
Cockburns Special Reserve still has the lusciously ripe, vibrant fruit of youth and lovely tannins, which give it the slightly peppery spice on the tongue. But it also has the elegance of age: the softness and smoothness that can only be achieved by slow ageing in old oak barrels. That’s what puts the Special in Special Reserve.