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QUINTA DOS CANAIS

Our back garden in a bottle

Our Vintage Port ‘declarations’ are few and far between. But in the intervening years, our favourite vineyards from our home at Quinta dos Canais consistently produce a remarkable yield. And we believe that deserves to be celebrated in its own right. This Vintage Port flaunts the flavours from our home.

2012 Quinta Vintage

Intense and vibrant
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2013 Quinta Vintage

Complex and balanced
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  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2013

A deep purple colour with excellent aromas of blueberries and bergamot. Complex flavours of dark fruits and a backbone of refreshing acidity gives balance and fine tannins lead to a persistent and slightly drier finish.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2012

Very deep and opaque purple colour. Intense nose of ripe, dark fruits with notes of chocolate. Multiple layers of black fruits balanced with peppery notes on the palate with an intense and vibrant finish and slightly dry edge.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2010

Opaque deep purple in colour. A floral nose with the sweetness of intense ripe berry fruit and a touch of fig and mint/eucalyptus. In the mouth it’s full-bodied but supple with flavours of dark fruits and a hint of pepper.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2009

Deep, dark and opaque in appearance. Subtle floral nose with a hint of mint. In the mouth, an initial soft texture with black pepper tannins leading to a firm, well-defined finish.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2008

Deep opaque ruby colour. A distinctive nose of jammy black fruits and spices. On the palate, very dense and well structured, with lovely blackberry and cherry fruit flavours leading to a crisp, concentrated finish.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2007

Deep opaque ruby colour. Deep fruit, cassis, and black cherry on the nose combine with violets and hints of mint. On the palate an outstanding concentration of black fruit flavours, with racy tannins leading to an impressive long, ripe fruit finish.

Tasting notes

QUINTA DOS CANAIS

2006

Deep ruby and opaque in colour. Dense, rich, and ripe on the nose. Very full, sweet palate with a touch of mint, eucalyptus and rockrose. Has a firm tannic finish yet remains smooth and elegant.

VINTAGE PORT

Pick of the crop. Top of the heap.

It doesn’t get any better than our Vintage Port. If all the conditions are perfect and the port gods are smiling down on us, we declare a vintage year. Because of the unique microclimate of our vineyards, we sometimes declare vintage years when our neighbours don’t. It’s been known to raise the odd eyebrow but it’s just how we do things. Exquisitely rare and painstakingly created, our Vintage Port is a gift from our home to yours. And gifts are meant to be opened. Eventually.

2011 Vintage

Red cherries and strawberry. Well-structured and balanced.
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2015 Vintage

Full-flavoured, well-toned and muscular.
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2016 Vintage

Red fruit. A dry character with a long finish.
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2017 Vintage

Complete, complex and finely tuned.
Wine specification
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2007

Tasting notes

VINTAGE PORT

2017

Forest floor aromas with bergamot notes mingling with rockrose. The palate is intense with layers of blueberry and kirsch underpinned by peppery tannins that provide the signature ‘grip’. Complete, complex and finely tuned.

Critics’ scores

  • James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: 96 points
  • Richard Mayson, Decanter: 95 points
  • Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: 96-points
  • Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com/: 17.5
  • James Suckling: 98 points

Tasting notes

VINTAGE PORT

2016

Aromas of red fruits with hints of clove and ginger. On the palate combines focused red fruit flavours with a dry character and a long finish marked by our signature ‘grip’. Displays a lot of complexity and length. 

Critics’ scores

  • Richard Mayson, Decanter: 96 Points
  • James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: 96 points
  • Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: 95 points
  • James Suckling: 99 points
  • Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com/: 18

Tasting notes

VINTAGE PORT

2015

Aromas of fleshy, black plums and a eucalyptus fragrance that exudes freshness.

Flavours of red cherries on the palate. Well-toned and muscular, full-flavoured with typical Cockburn’s ‘grip’.

Critics’ scores

  • Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com/: 18.5+
  • James Suckling: 94 points
  • Mark Squire, The Wine Advocate: 91 points
  • James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: 92 points
  • Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: 90 points
  • Richard Mayson, Decanter 96 points

Tasting notes

VINTAGE PORT

2011

Distinctive fragrant rockrose on the nose, pointing to the high Touriga Nacional contribution in the final blend. In the mouth there are red cherries and strawberry denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine’s structure and balance.

Critics’ scores

  • Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator: 97 points
  • Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: 97 points
  • James Suckling: 98 points

Tasting notes

VINTAGE PORT

2007

Very intense purple colour. Floral aromas of violets. Rich cassis flavours dominate the palate. Typically dry and elegant Cockburn’s finish. One of our finest vintages due to its great complexity of flavours, balance and rich tannins. 

Critics’ scores

  • Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate: 92/100
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