Thursday, January 1, 2009

1981 Porto

Ahh, 1981 Kopke Colheita Port.

What more can I say about this wine? So delicious, so complex, so unique. That's what it's all about, isn't it? I don't think I'll ever have the chance to drink something so special again.

Beautiful nose of toffee, flowers, herbs and dried red berries. Such a silky texture on the palate - doesn't have the crunchiness of the 1980, but this is so elegant. A lasting finish, incredible purity and vibrancy. The acidity brings out the brandy a bit more, but this is perfect for after dinner.

Sigh.........all good things must come to an end.

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