1955 Kopke Port
Single Harvest Colheita Port
Bottle size: 75cl
* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)
Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
Port Buyers recommendation: "The 1955 Kopke Port represents excellent value particularly when compared to the vintage ports. The quality is outstanding (see notes) and the provenance is excellent. These wines have been bottled from cask exclusively for VWP in 2014." Dr Tony Carter, Wine Buyer Vintage Wine and Port.
*** 95pts For The Love of Port ***
Very limited and very rare 5-Star port year that shows all the decadent qualities of 55 years of cask aging.
"Showing layers of tawny flavors of dried figs, hazelnuts and caramel that lead to a memorable finish. Candied pralines, citrus and toffee flavors prevail. A hedonistic and beautifully crafted Colheita, stuffed with acidity and an excellent mouthfeel. The aftertaste is lingering and intricate. This might just rival some of the greatest Kopke's ever produced."
Attractive amber colour with ocher hints. Complex and delicate bouquet standing out the wood notes and the dried fruits aromas. A velvety sensation in mouth
combined with a balanced taste of nuts and dried fruits, presenting a wonderful combination of maturity and freshness. Finale of pleasant persistence.
Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening. Colheita ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of aging, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports, the colheita ports are immediately understandable and enjoyable to the novice port drinker and an ongoing pleasure to the experienced.
*Bottled in 2014