In 1969, Cockburn’s created its Special Reserve Port, bridging the gap in quality between Fine Ruby Port and Vintage Port, thus establishing an en rely new Reserve Port category. Cockburn’s Special Reserve spends extra me in oak cask (4-5 years total), giving the wine luscious red cherry flavor, cask-finished tones and a beguiling undercurrent of spice. This approachable flavor profile has made Cockburn’s the #1 selling Reserve Port.
Although there is brandy spirit on the nose, the palate is much more balanced. The wine has a rich feel to it, very fruity forward and attractive. It shows a great jelly note on the finish.