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Quinta dos Canais

Quinta dos Canais

Owner Symington family

Owned by Symington but declared as Single Quinta of Cockburn.

The property has consistently provided the grapes that are the backbone of Cockburn’s declared vintages. Considered the ‘jewel in the crown’ the property was purchased in 1989. 2006 Symington bought this famous vineyard and in 2010 the name Cockburn but the vintage name is still Cockburn’s Quinta de Canais.

Originally six separate old quintas, Canais was combined into a single large property around the turn of the century. Its abundant water supply, conserved from run off and channelled around the upper elevations, gave the property its name; canais is the Portuguese word for canals.

Quinta dos Canais Vintages:1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1991
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetFruit and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin but rather mature. Balanced with burned sugar in flavour. Promising finish.Average score14.75
Last tasted20th January 2011Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
The last 2 bottles have been defect. Notes is from 5 April 2008
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1992
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao and coffee in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite tasty and elegant. Balanced and quite mature. Lovely finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score14.88
Last tasted5th November 2001Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1995
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetThis bottle is not perfect. A hint of unclean barrel in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite nice finish anyhow.Average score
Last tasted22nd October 2002Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1999
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and juicy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature. Cherry and berry in flavour. Lots of tannin of course. Very promising finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2003Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2001
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark chocolate, crème candy, toffee, cacao and fudge in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking but with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and quite attractive with cacao, crème candy and fudge in taste. Classic and elegant port with a quite long finish.Average score15.80
Last tasted30th September 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Fruity and dark cherry flavour. Quite easy to swallow. Will not be a long runner. Nice finish.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateGood / Very Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2010
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, black cherry but also cacao and dark chocolate in the noseScore range16.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Immature with still lots of tannin but quite enjoyable and balanced. Mulberry and cacao in taste. Elegant and classic port with a very attractive and long finish. What will be? Looking forward to enjoy this port again.Average score16.13
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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