Wine: Kopke 50 Years Old Tawny Port

Product Code: PTPV057

Availability: In stock



Country: Portugal, Douro

Tasting Notes: Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made by blending wines of different harvests to achieve the array of sensory qualities that are typical of these aged tawny Port wines. These wines have each matured in oak casks for varied periods of time, with the average age of all the wines in the blend defining the age on the label. The resulting blend expresses the characteristics given by the ageing in wood.

Mahogany colour with greenish hues, a sign that this is a very old wine. Intense on the nose, with remarkable complexity and breadth, with layered aromas of wood from its ageing in barrel and notes of dried figs, snuff, white prunes and walnuts. The palate reveals the fullness of a great old port wine, with never-ending flavours that reveal how long it has aged in wood, such as spice and dried fruit, wrapped in fresher notes that culminate in a unique and endless finish.

Varietal: Traditional Douro grape varieties.

Pairing: Irresistible on its own or with desserts such as crème brûlée or apple tart with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. A fabulous choice to pair with dried fruit or any medium-strength hard cheese. Best served at a temperature between 12 and 14°C.

Volume: 750ML

Vintage: -