2004 Kopke Colheita Port

SKU #1383893 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 A great mouthful of sweet fruit, flavors of ripe figs and tannins are almost lost in this delicious wine. This is hardly a classic, long-term vintage, but it's almost ready to be a hugely enjoyable wine. For lovers of rich, almost sweet Zinfandel, go back to the original model with this wine. (RV)  (11/2007)

Wine & Spirits

 A sweet style of Porto, this offers plenty of strawberry and black currant flavor with a plum pudding spiciness. It's luscious and warm, a lovely vintage to drink young with Stilton.  (4/2007)

Wine Spectator

 Offers loads of mineral, mint and crushed blackberry character. Full-bodied, with a medium sweetness and a long, caressing finish. A very balanced, pretty wine. Nicely done. Best after 2010. (JS)  (12/2007)

K&L Notes

Kopke is known for their terrific tawnies and beautiful vintage dates tawnies, or colehitas. This particular colheita shows off bright and lifted sweet red fruit aromas as well as spicy, candied citrus rinds. A wonderful presence on the palate, quite pretty fruit flavors are comlemented by notes of cinnamon as well. A beautiful wine!

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