1987 Kopke Colheita Port

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1987 Kopke Colheita Port

Postby Glenn E.     » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:30 pm       Tasting Date: July 12, 2017

I opened this bottle to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with dinner at the Purple Cafe in Bellevue.

1987 Kopke Colheita
Bottled 2013

Color: Tawny with reddish-orange highlights. Looks remarkably young for a 30-year old colheita. There's still a lot of deep orange and even some hints of red to the color.

Nose: High-toned vanilla, confectioner's sugar, and a grain something like oatmeal. Slight spirit as well. Faint whiff of apple pie.

Palate: Creamy entry followed by moderately tart apricot. Caramel, candied lemon, and very light brown sugar. Rich, especially in the mid and late palate. The net effect is a bit like very faint cream cheese icing on a carrot cake, including the Christmas spices in the cake.

Finish: Good length, slightly bitter edge. Resolves to apple seeds.

Score: 94 points. Was better on the first day, which is the score I've given. On day 2 I'd drop a point. Paired very well with the Purple Cafe's Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.
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