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Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage Port, Douro Valley 2006 $27

The colour is deep red with a strong purple tinge and it smells of star-anise and mixed spices, with a peppery spirit note – all typical of Portuguese port. It’s about fruit rather than wood-aged character. Lively, fruity and intense in the mouth, emphasising elegance rather than sweetness or richness. It’s like a junior vintage port. Now to 2021. 20 per cent alcohol. 88/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)

Food: chocolates and coffee

Stockist: Dan Murphy’s

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