Kopke Port, 1951

Seventy Year Old (single Harvest) Colheita Port

Description and Reviews:
The 1951 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. 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.

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.


Condition Report:

excellent. Bottled 2019

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port, Vintage Port

Stock:

17 In Stock

Price:

$746.12 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

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