Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bye Bye Port

The night of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies, I finished the last of my 1980 Kopke Colheita Port. I was quite sad - really fell in love with this wine, and I can't wait until I open the 1981.

The colour is still there. So fragrant, and the nose is much more integrated. Brandy is really smooth. Lots of sweet caramel, dried fruits...not as much weight in the mouth, but the flavour is so intense. Very focussed. Finish is lovely - crunchy toffee/wafer and just so long. What a lovely wine, I'll be remembering this one for a long time.

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