Kopke Colheita Porto 1987

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Kopke Colheita Porto 1987
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation/Sub-Region Porto DO
Grapes Field Blend
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Conventional

Port wines are famous for their longevity. Fortified with neutral spirits to stop the fermentation process, Port can age in the barrel for decades and mellow in the bottle for decades longer. Of the makers of old Port, however, only C.N. Kopke can claim the title of world’s oldest port house. Before even the British Port craze of the 18th century, Nicolau Kopkë was exporting Portuguese fortified wine out of the shipping house that bore his name. But, of course, the company’s legacy is not built on longevity alone. Kopke Colheita Port Wines are renowned all over the world for their extraordinary quality. Each is made from a singular harvest, aged in wood for as long as possible, and only bottled upon commission. While it still maintains flourishes of fresh fruit, this 1987 Colheita spent 33 years aging in barrel and represents the full deck of tawny flavors: fresh leather, ripe and dried fig, baking spices, and roasted walnuts to name a few. This Port is especially rewarding in its ability to work with all kinds of food, from curry and tagine to steak au poivre and a hedonistic cheese board. Don’t be afraid to complement the unique umami-laced sweetness of Port with the umami-laden savory dishes you eat every day (Ketchup + Burger?).