The venerable Port house of Cockburn has released this 2016 Vintage Port in celebration of their bicentennial anniversary. The grapes for their Vintage Port come from their home vineyard, Quinta dos Canais as well as Quinta do Vale Coelho, just next door and a little further east, and Quinta do Cachão do Arnozelo. Aged two years in oak barrels as required.James Suckling scored this 99 points saying “This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone undertones and hints of dried roses. Full-bodied and very tight and precise. Good kick in the end. Love the polished tannins, which are totally folded into the wine. Reminds me of the 1947 Cockburn. Try in 2024.”Wine Spectator scored this 96 points saying “This is quite primal, with lush plum, blackberry and açai berry reduction rolling through, pushed by warm licorice and Black Forest cake notes. A substantial bass line thumps on the finish, showing plenty of sparkly spice and incense details hitting the top range….