PORTO KOPKE COLHEITA 1941

Tasting Notes

Light-amber colour, presents a rich and polished nose, standing-out the hazelnuts and vanilla notes, as well as, an involving touch of wood. Concentrated and soft in the taste, of great expressiveness and consistency. Long and persistent finish.

Gold Outstanding Medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition

"The 1941 Colheita Tawny Port, bottled in November 2015 with 126 grams per liter of residual sugar, is a marvel. The acidity here makes this very lively, startlingly fresh and young. Add the endless finish and lingering flavors to the very fine structure, and this becomes irresistible. Penetrating and intense, it is also simply delicious, the intensity of flavor matching the structure easily. The aromatics are fabulous, too. Put this next to an open window and walk towards it. You should probably be able to smell it from about ten feet away. It is also perfectly balanced. The first time around, at the beginning of my note I wrote "gorgeous" and then repeated it. At the end, I wrote "love, love this." That still seems to sum it up nicely. This is a wonderful array of Colheitas, plus one NV Very Old Tawny and the white equivalents of Colheitas, from Sogevinus' properties. They all come with bar top corks. As always, barring cork failures, these should generally last indefinitely. The end-date drinking window is just a placeholder. Of course, no one expects them to be held. Tawnies (and their white equivalents) are certainly ready to drink on release. My most important tip: don't drink any Tawny too warm! Around 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit tends to work better than room temperature. I pull them out of the fridge very cold and let them sit in the glass to warm up for 30-40 minutes. For my taste, Kopke is the best of the Sogevinus properties for Colheitas, but the styles are very different and everything performs here exceptionally well. Some of these have been seen before, but not in the USA. These are also, generally, new, November, 2015 bottlings. Like many Tawnies, these are often bottled on demand and have different release dates until they are gone." Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com, March 2016 - 97 Points


“Gorgeous nectarine note followed by whiffs of toffee, honey, nuts and lime. Very light and silky mouthfeel and flavors of golden raisins, citrus fruit and just a slight hint of nuttiness. A gentle giant of a Colheita and for those born 70+ years ago, I can’t think of a better Port to provide fireworks with which to celebrate..” ~ 94 points ~ Roy Hersh, ForTheLOveOfPort

Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Great Gold Medal at the 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Gold Medal at the 2013 International Wine Challenge


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