A deep shade of purple in the glass this opaque Port has got a pretty intense nose. Aromas of cooked plum, stewed blackberry, raisins, mixed nuts and a fresh grape note- interesting. The palate is lush with stewed black fruit, currant extract, a nutty component and that zingy fresh grape note I got on the nose. The wine packs some heat- I can. feel the burn just ever so much. Very smooth and integrated tannins balance out the medium (-) acidity. The wine is obviously considered full-bodied- it simply coats the mouth with dark fruit lashings with a dryness from the structural tannins. The finish is quite long and puckering. Delicious stuff to sip with some stinky cheese or a chocolate dessert. Reasonably priced at $20, this 91 point fortified wine needs to be in every bar. It gets 5 stars from me. Salut….
Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015, Portugal
08 Tuesday Mar 2022