1975 Kopke Colheita Port

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1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby John M.     » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:39 am       Tasting Date: March 17, 2017

Bottled in 2015, T-Cork. Opened for 2 hours before first taste, then several days following. Burnt orange hue with the depth and transition to light orange akin to a Rothko painting; flat yellow rim--just looks lovely and inviting. Aromas of burnt sugar and caramel; a full bouquet that fills the room. Moderate weight and presents very well. Butterscotch, caramel and Crème Brule with touches of toasted sweet nuts-pralines or pecan pie where the pecans are slightly roasted. Occasionally pick up hints of citrus zest that lies under the caramel. The depth and nuances of flavor is outstanding, the finish lingers for a long time. Such a pleasing port. No real change between the two tastings.

At 48 hours was still good but has lost a bit of complexity.

97 Points
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Re: 1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby Glenn E.     » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:20 pm

All of these recent Kopke "series" releases have been pretty fantastic, haven't they? Glad to hear the '75 fits right in!
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Re: 1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:22 pm

And we have to talk about that glass you're drinking from :Naughty: [berserker.gif] :lol:
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Re: 1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby John M.     » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:47 am

Andy Velebil wrote:And we have to talk about that glass you're drinking from :Naughty: [berserker.gif] :lol:


Family rule is no glass outside (pool with lots of brick patio--been there more than once and not fun. Brick are very unforgiving.). So when I'm grilling or BBQing, I use these nice plastic glasses. Not perfect, but gets the job done just fine. Later after dinner had more in a white wine glass. :P
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Re: 1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby Mike K.     » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Great to hear, I've got one of these in the cellar! I recently opened a 76 and it was fantastic as well.
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Re: 1975 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby Andy Velebil     » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm

John M. wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:And we have to talk about that glass you're drinking from :Naughty: [berserker.gif] :lol:


Family rule is no glass outside (pool with lots of brick patio--been there more than once and not fun. Brick are very unforgiving.). So when I'm grilling or BBQing, I use these nice plastic glasses. Not perfect, but gets the job done just fine. Later after dinner had more in a white wine glass. :P

Ok, you get a pass...this once :lol:
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