Kopke Colheita Porto 1978 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Kopke Colheita Porto 1978 750ml
SKU: 69868

Kopke Colheita Porto 1978

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Category Port
Origin Portugal, Douro
Brand Kopke
Alcohol/vol 20%
Brick-colored, with an amber rim. Its nose is appealingly spiced, with enhancing notes of dried fruit. In the mouth, it is well-balanced and unctuous, with remarkable structure. A fabulous Colheita, full of elegance, with a complex and enduring finish. Served chilled, it reveals all its finesse and sophistication, especially when drunk with desserts made with caramel, dried fruit and spice, such as caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tarte tatin, crème brulée and medium-strength cheeses.
Wine Advocate
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The 1978 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 119 grams per liter 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.

Mark Squires, March 3, 2016
Wine Enthusiast
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Not one of the generally declared vintages for Port, this year produced some ripe, sweet single quinta vintages. It also was a good year for rich, sweet tawnies. This is ripe, toffee-like in character packed with ripe raisin and sultana flavors. It is a luxurious wine, of course ready to drink.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2016
Wine Spectator
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Crisp and spicy, with dried citrus, maple and ginger flavors, supported by fresh acidity. White chocolate and cardamom notes flood the tangy finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2016

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