The Cockburn 2017 has resinous, forest floor aromas with bergamot notes mingling with rockrose scents. Fresh, mineral notes are evocative of eucalyptus and anise. The palate is intense with layers of blueberry and kirsch flavours underpinned by peppery tannins which provide Cockburn's signature grip. A very complete wine, complex and finely tuned that suggests impressive longevity.
Cockburn's are not satisfied with anything less than perfection, and nor should you be. So, a Vintage year is only 'declared', when the weather has been idyllic and everyone at Cockburn's is feeling very happy about things in general. Cockburn's reputation hangs on the quality of our Vintage Port: it is their pride and joy. So, they don't take it lightly. Making Vintage Port is a serious business, but you don't need to be serious to drink it, you only need to enjoy.