Kopke

kopke-vintage-portKopke is the oldest Port house and has an enviable reputation for their historic Colheita ports.

In 1636 German diplomat Nicolau Kopkë travelled with his son, Cristiano, from Hamburg to Portugal, representing the Hanseatic League. Two years later, he founded Nicolau Kopkë & Co., a shipping company which would eventually become universally recognised as the first Port House in the industry’s history. In 1781 they bought a farm in the Douro, making the transition from shipper to major producer and gradually making Port Wine their main business focus.

In 1828 C. N. Kopkë, great-great-grandson of Nicolau, sided the company with the Liberal Party during Portugal’s civil war. Following the war, he was awarded the title of Baron of Vilar and a decade later his nephew the title Baron of Massarelos. In 1841 the company’s name was changed to C. N. Kopke and remains such to this day. Almost a century later, in 1940, the House was awarded official recognition as the oldest in the world. Kopke have an excellent reputation backed by many gold medals, particularly for their Tawny (barrel-aged) Ports. Befitting their status as the oldest Port House, their bottles are easily recognisable by their traditional and hand-stencilled style.

47 products found.

Kopke, 1987

Quinta St Luiz Vintage Port
Presented in original Kopke Gift Box

This single vineyard 1987 vintage Port from Kopke has a medium garnet colour. Excellent bouquet of red fruit and candy floss. Sweet with good balancing acidity, with notes of caramel and a long finish. Bright red colour with a golden rim. A rich and aromatic nose made up of dried fruit, hazelnut and walnut, well combined with hints of spice. In the mouth, intense, smooth and delicious flavours of dried fruit are offset by a fresh note of candied orange peel. Good structure, fine balance and remarkable acidity.

Kopke is the worlds oldest Port house and is renowned for its historic stocks of vintage ports.
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Price: $181.89 USD
Stock: 42 in Stock

Kopke

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Kopke Wooden Gift Box
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner

***95 Points-cellartracker.com***

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.

Reviews:
Dark tawny with orangey-red highlights. I wouldn't quite call it mahogany in colour, but it's close. Very dark, and lots of brown.
Nose: As is typical, lots of (to me) Madeira-like notes. Some leather, some dark aromatic wood like sandalwood, some apricot, and a bit of spirit.
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Price: $168.81 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Kopke

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40 Year Old White Port - Half Bottle 375ml in wooden presentation box
SpeciaL offer | Was £89 | Now £79

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.
An extremely rare bottle of port that has been aged to resemble the taste of a 40 year old aged White Port. Please note that these are half bottles.

Review:
This Kopke 40 Years Old presents a blondish bright color and a fine and very complex nose, which features dried fruits such as figs and hazelnuts, some candied orange and velvety notes of honey and even citrus fruits.
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Price: $103.38 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Kopke, 1980

Colheita Port

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.

Review:
With amber colour and golden hints this wine has an intense bouquet, dominated by the remarkable presence of the dried fruits with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is concentrated, firm and elegant. This wine of great deepness and with a noble character has an impressive and persistent finish.
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke, 1979

Colheita Port
Includes Kopke presentation box
Gold Award- International Wine Challenge

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.

Review:
Intense amber coloured. Presents a complex and rich bouquet of aromas where stands out the dried fruits. On the taste it is distinct, balanced and harmonious. Tannins elegantly combined which persists in the delicious finish.

*Bottled in 2023


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $168.81 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Kopke, 1978

Colheita Port
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner
Comes in Original Gift Box

***94 Points- Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com 23 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.
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Price: $194.98 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Kopke, 1974

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Colheita Port
Includes Kopke presentation box.
Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £138.50

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.

Review:
With a light amber colour, reveals a nose full of elegance and character, where the dried fruits are blended with the light sensations of chocolate and coffee. In the mouth it’s an attractive, velvety and involving wine. Presents an excellent acidity, good structure and an amazing finesse.
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Price: $181.24 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Kopke

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50 Year White Port
Half Bottle 37.5cl
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £124.50

Kopke, one of the most emblematic Port wine houses, recently launched its 50 Year Old Tawny and White Ports, “wines that celebrate the wisdom of time”.

Port wines with an indication of age were until now associated with labels 10, 20, 30 and 40 and are the ultimate expression of the art of blending. Now we are presented with the new 50 years category, wines “of extreme fineness and delicacy, which provide moments of delight and contemplation, layer by layer, which make them the ideal option for special celebrations”. These are wines that require extra work and a very special accompaniment to ensure that they evolve in complexity, while preserving the richness of aromas.
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Price: $162.92 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Kopke

50 Year Tawny Port
***98 Points- Wine Advocate***

Kopke, one of the most emblematic Port wine houses, recently launched its 50 Year Old Tawny and White Ports, “wines that celebrate the wisdom of time”.

Port wines with an indication of age were until now associated with labels 10, 20, 30 and 40 and are the ultimate expression of the art of blending. Now we are presented with the new 50 years category, wines “of extreme fineness and delicacy, which provide moments of delight and contemplation, layer by layer, which make them the ideal option for special celebrations”. These are wines that require extra work and a very special accompaniment to ensure that they evolve in complexity, while preserving the richness of aromas.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Kopke, 1967

Sale

Colheita Port
In Kopke Presentation Box
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner
Special offer | was £195 | Now £175

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.

Review:
Deep amber colour with greenish hints. In the nose stands-out the exuberance of the dried fruits with outstanding hazelnut suggestions. In the mouth, its excellent structure prevails under a desirable essence of caramel and chocolate. An irreprehensible wine with a superb flavor and finish.
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Price: $229.00 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Kopke, 1966

Sale

Colheita Port
In Kopke Presentation Box
Decanter 2020 Platinum Award Winner SpeciaL Offer | was £239 | Now £195

Decanter Review for the 1966 Kopke Colheita Port
Gloriously rich and savoury, with rich dried fig and apricot aromas, and the weight and texture of wood ageing. Dates, caramel, leather and thyme on a steely palate with brazil nut hints and roasted spices.

With amber colour and greenish hints. Refined and elegant, reveals richness in the aromatic diversity with noted of nuts, cocoa and wood splashed by a subtle vinegar denoting a great style.Full-bodied, round and concentrated mouth. The quince jam and vanilla flavours are blended with the dried fruit and the candied orange peel. Ends long and with an irresistible freshness.
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Price: $255.17 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke, 1965

Colheita Port, Douro
Includes Kopke presentation box

VWP Port buyers recommendation: Dr Tony Carter, port buyer for VWP recommends this as the best colheita/single harvest port. "This port from the world's oldest port house has a lively amber colour. Aroma of great impact, with dried fruits, mocha, orange peel and liqueur. Wonderful balance and a superb finish.".
This Kopke Port from the excellent 1965 harvest is the premium quality port of this type. The port is aged in wooden barrel until bottling in 2015.
The hand stenciled Kopke Port bottles express the traditional artisan quality and nostalgic appeal long associated with the enjoyment of the finest ports.
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Price: $299.67 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Kopke, 1964

Colheita Port
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This 1964 Colheita Port from Kopke was made with traditional Douro grape varieties harvested in 1964. It was then aged in oak casks for over half a century, resulting in a complex bouquet of dried fruit, milk chocolate and freshly ground coffee on the nose. The palate has a good structure and acidity with notes of apricot, runny honey. It is an exceptional wine that is ready to drink now.


Reviews: "With a light amber colour, reveals a nose full of elegance and character, where the dried fruits are blended with the light sensations of chocolate and coffee. In the mouth it’s an attractive, velvety and involving wine.
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Price: $325.84 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Kopke, 1957

Colheita Port
***Decanter 2021 Platinum Award Winner***
Comes in Original Kopke box as illustrated.

*** 96 Points Gold Medal, III Concurso Internacional da Cidade do Porto ***

***95 Points- Mark Squires
eRobertParker.com #223 Mar 2016***

Review:
The 1957 Colheita Tawny Port was seen before, but it's worth revisiting in the USA, since it's a great wine. This is also the new 2015 bottling. It has 127 grams per litre of residual sugar. It is stunning how youthful this is. Lush and rich on opening, it has mature flavours that emerge, easily demonstrating the complexity and concentrated aromatics one expects. Gripping on the finish, this delivers fruit flavour and seems to linger indefinitely.
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Price: $425.29 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Kopke, 1948

Vintage Port

A rare 1948 vintage port from Kopke, the oldest port house. You should expect a garnet coloured port with aromas of dried red fruit, raisins and figs with prunes, coffee and cinnamon and clove notes. On the palate it should be sweet and smooth with the acidity balancing the sweetness and with a long aftertaste.
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Price: $1,302.04 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke, 1941

Colheita Port, Douro

The 1941 Kopke Port is a true rarity. Bright amber colour with a complex nose of dried fruits, suggestions of dried figs, nuts, almonds and hazelnuts. A harmonious whole, marked by delicious honey notes and a subtle touch of roasted peanuts. Rich and satin in the taste, reveals an excellent structure and a remarkable unctuosity. A powerful wine but also balanced and elegant with a singular persistent finish.

Exclusive to VWP - Just 18 bottles available for the UK market.

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.
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Price: $1,040.32 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Kopke, 1940

Colheita Port, Douro, Limited Edition (Night)
In Limited Edition Presentation Box
97/100- Wine Enthusiast

1940 Kopke Single Harvest Tawny Port
The year is 1940, we are in the Douro valley,in the ancient Quinta de São Luiz. 1940 was a difficult year, but the quality of the berries suggested a long life for the wines of this harvest.Over the next decades and generations,there were many opportunities and sustained pressure to launch this nectar onto the market. The world changed and societies evolved. Despite all this, this wine was kept for 80 long years in a cellar that resisted time. But all good things come to those who wait. That patience, together with the terroir and the mastery of ageing wines in wood has transformed this wine into a unique experience.
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Price: $980.13 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Kopke, 1940

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

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.
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Price: $1,171.18 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Kopke, 1900

Vintage Port in wooden case, DOC Douro

Level in neck. Handwritten label - Kopke 1900. Provenance stored in family cellar. handed down through three generations.
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Price: $2,485.00 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke, 1953

Colheita Port in Kopke Presentation Box
UK Exclusive
** 97 Points (exceptional) - Mark Squires Wine Advocate **

Just 30 bottles have been released to the UK market to celebrate 70 years. We are proud to offer them exclusively in the UK through Vintage Wine and Port.

** 97 Points (exceptional) - Mark Squires Wine Advocate **

This Colheita port from the excellent 1953 harvest has been stored in oak barrels until being bottled especially for Vintage Wine and Port.

The 1953 Colheita port has an attractive amber colour. Dense and fragrant nose, dominated by the dried fruit aromas, spicy notes and a sweet touch of caramel. Complex and wonderfully structured, it’s intense and extremely elegant.
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Price: $909.47 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke, 1950

Colheita Port, Douro br/> In Kopke Presentation Box

The 1950 Kopke Port is a true rarity. Bright amber colour with a complex nose of dried fruits, suggestions of dried figs, nuts, almonds and hazelnuts. A harmonious whole, marked by delicious honey notes and a subtle touch of roasted peanuts. Rich and satin in the taste, reveals an excellent structure and a remarkable unctuosity. A powerful wine but also balanced and elegant with a singular persistent finish.

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.
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Price: $778.61 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke, 1944

Colheita Port, Douro

An outstanding 1944 Single Harvest Colheita port.

This 1944 Port from Kopke, the worlds oldest port house is a true rarity. There are no remaining stocks at Kopke and so these are some of the last bottles for sale.

This port has a bright amber colour with a brown-tawny halo. Elegant nose of dried fruits, well integrated with wood notes. Light and fragrant, with wonderful volume and structure. A wine with great freshness and multi-dimensional flavours. Delicate and persistent finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. This is a contrast to vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening.
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Price: $1,040.32 USD
Stock: Out of Stock