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Kopke, 1940 White Port

Colheita White Port, DOC Douro. Limited Edition (Day)
In Limited Edition Presentation Box
95/100, Wine Enthusiast

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$1,174.57 USD

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Description

Limited Edition | Only 200 produced.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful skin maceration and constant churning during fermentation aimed at producing white wines full of colour and structure, with enough phenolic compounds to support a long ageing in wood. This fermentation takes place in vats (lagares) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made from one single harvest. Aged in oak wood for 80 years.

TASTING NOTES
With a classic hue of white Ports aged in wood, stands out by its surprising character with notes of citrus, spice, beeswax and hints of smoke. Fresh on the palate, it unravels flavours of syrup citrus, white plum and hazelnut, and wraps up with a long and consistent finish.

PAIRING
Refreshed, it emerges when combined with hard cheeses and also with honey-roasted almonds, caramelized seafood and curry.
BEST SERVED AT / 12° - 14°C


Reviews
"20% alcohol, pH 3.44, 7.12 g/l acid, 173 g/l sugar. Brown/amber in colour. This is so complex, aromatically and also on the palate. Bold, spicy and powerful, with the intense sweetness countered by good acidity and savoury notes. Really complex, showing nuts, old furniture, honey, raisins, treacle and intense spiciness. Astonishingly complex and concentrated, this still tastes fresh and detailed. Just lovely. 98/100" Wine Anorak


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Condition

Excellent Bottled 2020

Reviews

*** 18/20 - Grandes Escolhas***
Brownish in color, complex and rich aroma, with notes of roasted fruits, apricot jam, lots of dried fruit and spices. Much finer and more elegant in the mouth than the intense aroma would suggest, it has a velvety texture, a lively acidity and a brilliant finish, with a saline touch that gives it a lot of character.

***95/100, Wine Enthusiast***
"Although this is a white Port from white grapes, those 80 years in wood have transformed the color into light gold. Beautifully aromatic, this is a sipping wine, a meditation wine, with its extreme concentration, almost shocking acidity along with rich sweetness. It's a rare experience, happily ready to drink now. Roger Voss"

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