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Kopke - Colheita Port 1966

Kopke Description

Kopke Colheita 1966 is an intense brown color, with a brick-colored rim that shows its longevity. On the nose, it shows appealing aromas of dried fruit and marked notes of smoke. Silky and delicate on the palate, with remarkable structure and elegance. The flavors of plum, dried fig and vanilla are well-balanced, giving the wine a unique and distinct style. A singularly persistent finish.

Decanter: 98 Points

 The room heaved with contented sighs, even before mentioning a match for this mellifluous charm offensive (dark chocolate sphere filled with manjari chocolate mousse, with a salted caramel centre and tonka bean crème anglaise). Powerfully intense in an outstanding vintage, this honeyed, silken tapestry of dried fig, caramelised oranges and praline retains effortless composure. The middle and upper terraces of Quinta de Sao Luiz inform Kopke’s hallmark nutty spine and uncommon persistence. Profound.

Wine Advocate: 96 Points

The 1966 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 126.3 grams per liter of residual sugar and comes with a bar top cork (as is typical here). As we start getting seriously old in the lineup from Sogevinus this issue this shows what you get with increasing age: the superb concentration of flavor the long intense finishes and the complex medley of flavors that old Tawnies deliver effortlessly. That to me is what makes them worth the extra bucks. If some of the youngsters lean more to caramel this adds more molasses with a touch of Brandy in the background. The concentrated flavors linger more or less endlessly driven into the palate by the wine's power and acidity. You can smell and taste this for a long time. The graceful mid-palate is deceptively friendly at first. It sure does grip the palate at the end though finishing with juicy bursts of fruit and sugar. Over several days it acquired a bit more harmony and shed a touch of aggression. The alcohol speaking relatively is not as well integrated here as with the 1965 also reviewed but that is relative. I tended to like this just slightly better anyway for its complexity and concentration on several fronts. The freshness on the 1965 is quite enticing though. It tastes younger. It depends on what you want: that old-wine complexity and depth or a livelier feel. They both have plenty of power on the finish. You can't go wrong really.


Price: $375.00

Sale Price: $289.00

Quantity Available: 3
Producer Kopke
Country Portugal
Region Porto
Varietal Port Blend
Vintage 1966
Sku 07959
Size 750ml
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