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Cockburn's Port Ruby Port

Cockburn's Port Ruby Port

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Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port: A Delightful Fruity Journey

The General Wine is proud to offer Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port, a delightful and approachable expression from one of Portugal's most prestigious Port houses. This enticing wine boasts a rich heritage and a flavour profile that is both vibrant and inviting.

This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory experience of Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port, exploring its aromas, flavours, and mouthfeel. We'll also delve into perfect food pairings to elevate your enjoyment of this versatile Port.

A Blend of Youthful Vigour

Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port is a blend of young wines sourced from the prestigious Douro Valley in Portugal. These grapes are meticulously chosen for their vibrancy and fruit-forward character. After fermentation, the wine spends approximately two to three years maturing in seasoned oak vats. This ageing process allows the wine to soften while preserving its youthful zest.

A Feast for the Senses

Appearance:  Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port pours a beautiful deep ruby red colour, showcasing its youthful character. The wine is limpid and displays good viscosity, hinting at its richness on the palate.

Aroma:  On the nose, the Port explodes with a symphony of fresh, red fruit aromas. Ripe cherries, plums, and blackberries take centre stage, complemented by subtle hints of spice and cocoa.

Flavour:  The palate is greeted by a burst of juicy red fruit flavours that mirror the aromas. The wine is full-bodied and well-rounded, with a delightful balance of sweetness and acidity. Notes of blackcurrant, raspberry, and plum mingle with subtle touches of spice and vanilla derived from the oak ageing. The finish is smooth and lingers with a touch of cocoa and dark chocolate.

Food Pairings to Complement the Ruby Delight

Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of foods. Here are some suggestions to create a truly memorable experience:

  • Cheese:  The sweet and fruity notes of the Port pair beautifully with a selection of cheeses. Opt for creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort, or try a mature Cheddar or Gouda for a contrasting texture.
  • Chocolate:  The rich chocolatey undertones in the Port make it a natural companion for dark chocolate desserts. Try a decadent chocolate brownie, a slice of flourless chocolate cake, or a selection of dark chocolate truffles.
  • Fruit Desserts:  Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port complements the sweetness of fruit-based desserts. Pair it with a berry tart, a plum crumble, or a selection of fresh fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
  • Appetisers:  The Port's fruity character can also enhance savoury appetisers. Consider pairing it with cured meats like prosciutto or chorizo, or try it alongside a selection of nuts and olives.

Tips for Serving

For optimal enjoyment, serve Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port slightly chilled, ideally between 15-18°C. A small, chilled Port glass is recommended to concentrate the aromas and flavours.

A Port for Every Occasion

Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port is an excellent choice for a variety of occasions. It's a perfect after-dinner drink, ideal for unwinding and savouring the rich flavours. It can also be enjoyed as an apéritif or paired with desserts for a touch of indulgence.

The General Wine invites you to discover the delightful world of Cockburn's Fine Ruby Port. This approachable and delicious Port is sure to become a favourite in your collection.

Looking for more information on Port wines? Browse our website for a comprehensive selection of Ports, or explore our wine blog for informative articles on food pairing and wine appreciation.


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