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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:1920, 1948, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1991
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCream candy, candy, some crème caramel and cacao in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Just a hint of tannin left and will probably not be much better so drink it and enjoy it now. Balanced with cream candy, crème caramel and burned sugar in flavour. A nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted20th October 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
2 bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage1992
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, herbs and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some tannin and may be better. Quite tasty with cacao and herbs. Rather elegant and balanced with a rather descent finish.Average score15.00
Last tasted8th November 2018Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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, Denmark.
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, Denmark.

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, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2005
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry, some oak, liquorice, dark plums, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and still some tannin and will of course improve but balanced and elegant today. Complex taste of dark berry, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice and some spiciness with a nice and solid finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2007
ColourDark blue in colour with just a hint of yellow mature edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetSweet liquorice, mint, vanilla, dark berry, dark fruit, Christmas raisin and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Quite a lot of soft tannin and will be better but balanced and easy to drink and like. Sweet liquorice, mint cacao, menthol and dark berry in taste with a very long and attractive finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted18th June 2018Point this date16.50
CommentAt Cockburn’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2010
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, black cherry, blackberry 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. This port is exciting.Average score16.17
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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