1990 Kopke Colheita Port (375ml)

SKU #1065693

Kopke has some of the largest and most impressive stocks of colheitas (vintage dated, barrel aged ports) in all of the Douro. It is an old house with a wonderful tradition of focusing on tawnies and colheitas that deliver a true, layered, very wood influenced style of port. This particular vintage has a beautiful amber color with ruby glints. Distinguished, nutty aromas lead to more nuts on the palate, with hints of toffee. Perhaps a bit drier than the 1987 Colheita, which we also carry, this wine also shows remnants of red fruit, grapey flavors which can dominate some other houses colheitas and tawnies. Here it is merely in the background, combining with the dried fruit, nuts and other slowly derived wood aged flavors to create one incredibly balanced drink. Enjoy before or after a meal with dried fruits, nuts and cheese; Stilton is a classic but perhaps a great cheddar like Cabot cloth bound would be interesting as well.

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