"The NV Special Reserve Port was bottled in 2015 with 110 grams per liter of residual sugar after five years in well used oak vats. This lovely Special Reserve starts with a delicious rush of fruit. Lush and fruity with velvety texture, it has some bite and power, too, but the tannins fall off rather quickly. It's all about the sweet and friendly fruit. Aeration proves that it is not quite as rich and deep as it first appeared, but it is always chock full of flavor. I tried it again the next day. It remained a very appealing Reserve with fine fruit and flavor, plus enough structural support to be interesting. In the context of its category, it does everything very well in its sexy fashion and it is often on the street for under $15. It's a nice value for a lighter-styled, casual Port. It can certainly hold, barring cork failures, but it is designed to be approachable young, not aged. Note that I normally don't review NV releases without unique identifiers, but this NV bottling for Premium Port Wines, the USA importer, has a sticker referencing the 200th anniversary: 1815-2015." (WA)
Cockburn’s Special Reserve is the world’s favorite Reserve Port. Made from a blend of wines selected from the finest vineyards in the Upper Douro, this wine is matured in oak casks for four to five years and then bottled ready to drink. Special Reserve pairs well with rich desserts and strong cheeses.
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