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June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Thomas V     » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:36 pm

We are well into June, so I combined this months VT with July as well to give people a fair chance to crack something open and report back here.

With summer upon us and temperatures in Porto climbing well above 37 Celsius (and around the globe), what theme could be more appropriate than WHITE PORT! Though some forumnites claim that it can be too hot to drink port, we must make it our quest to prove them wrong and silence them forever.
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Thomas V     » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:36 pm

I'm currently sipping on a 2007 Maynard's White Colheita.... TN to follow... [cheers.gif]
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby John M.     » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:08 pm

That sounds great---and I just got a 2002 Kopke White!
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Thomas V     » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:21 am

John M. wrote:That sounds great---and I just got a 2002 Kopke White!


There you go. I didn't even know that one existed? I've tried the 2003 and 2005 and very much prefer the 2003.

I have a small white colheita tasting with some friends next week ( as my best friend really enjoys whites; I've put this together)

2003 Maynard's White
2004 Maynard's White
2007 Maynard's White
2003 Kopke White

A few white still wines including a Quinta de Linhares Avesso 2016 and perhaps a Cava/Champagne or 2 [friends.gif]
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Bradley Bogdan     » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Just cracked a very solid Warre Fine White Port. Wonderful value pour and mixer.

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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:04 am

I had an 1884 and 1964 Ramos Pinto white (cask sample) yesterday. Will post a note shortly.


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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Eric Menchen     » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:53 pm

I opened a 2005 Kopke White Colheita earlier this month. It was quite nice, but no note--sorry.

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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Glenn E.     » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:30 pm

I opened a 1964 Krohn Colheita Branco. This was one of a half dozen bottles that I purchased back in 2008 or 2009 to have as birthday Ports, so I ration them carefully. They're starting to get a little old in the bottle, though, so the 2007 and 2008 bottlings should probably be on your "drink up" list.
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1964 Ramos Pinto Branco Colheita Port

Postby Andy Velebil     » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:33 pm

Cask Sample. A medium tea color with some V.A. and a slightly soapy nose. The palate was soft bodied with plenty of toffee, some pronounced citrus, honeydew, and a long lingering finish. This was a wonderful Tawny and held it's own even coming on the heels of just tasting the 1884 Branco Lagrima cask sample.
92-93 points.
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby John M.     » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 am

Just had a 2002 Kopke White Colheita yesterday. TN here: http://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=40470

Just perfect for late on a hot summer day. I just love the Kopke Tawny style--they make such great ones and I love their semi-squat bottles with stencil painted lettering--there is something visually pleasing about this old school look that to me enhances the experience. Also, for a 15 year old tawny with a T-cork I was not expecting such a heavy and significant waxing. Took a few minutes to clear that off.
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Thomas V     » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:37 am

From a white colheita tasting this past Sunday. The 2003 Kopke blew out the competition.

2003 Maynard's White Colheita

2004 Maynard's White Colheita

2007 Maynard's White Colheita

2003 Kopke White Colheita
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Andy Velebil     » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Thomas V wrote:From a white colheita tasting this past Sunday. The 2003 Kopke blew out the competition.

2003 Kopke White Colheita

The Kopke is a really nice young Colheita. Glad you liked it. Have you had it before?
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Re: June/July 2017 VT: Any White Port

Postby Thomas V     » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:32 pm

Andy Velebil wrote:
Thomas V wrote:From a white colheita tasting this past Sunday. The 2003 Kopke blew out the competition.

2003 Kopke White Colheita

The Kopke is a really nice young Colheita. Glad you liked it. Have you had it before?


Absolutely. This is my 5th or 6th time tasting it. I luckily still own 5 bottles of this for future use. In a world of Golden Whites from Dalva and such this is just a really nice white port, that has a very elegant and feminine style that is very appealing to me while being very fair priced. I dig it quite a lot.
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