Kopke Port, 1978

 Kopke Port, 1978

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Description and Reviews:
***94 Points- Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com #223 March 2016***

Review:
The 1978 Kopke Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 119 grams per litre of residual sugar and a bar top cork (typical for the house). It is very graceful for its age, finishing with a wave of sweetness, fruit and sugar. Emphasizing the caramel more than the molasses, this is irresistibly delicious, but it becomes more complex and puts on weight as it airs and warms. The wine shows off its power and hints of Brandy on the rather tense finish, too. Overall, this is a beauty that becomes more impressive the longer you sit with it. Then, you realize that its balance is simply perfect, yet it stands out in most every category. This is very fine and the price is pretty nice for the age and the quality.

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

*Bottled in 2015

Condition Report:

excellent

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port, Vintage Port

Stock:

10 In Stock

Price:

£119.00    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)