Winery Notes: Cockburn's Special Reserve is the world's favourite Port and a fitting testament to the blending skills of our winemaker. First blended over 40 years ago it offered wine drinkers a new style of Port. Four-fifths of the blend is from youthful wines but the remainder is from more mature wines which give the wine roundness and a seductive, velvety feel. The overall effect is a vintage character Port, mellow and rounded on the palate with deep autumn fruit flavours. It is produced from grapes grown in the spectacular higher reaches of the Douro river in northern Portugal. The wine is ready to drink and gentle filtration at the winery ensures that decanting is not necessary. Special Reserve is in its element served with rich dark chocolate desserts, fruit tarts, berry or nutty puds, and complements most cheeses incredibly well.