Wine of the Week: Colheita Kopke Port 1966


Sometimes you try a wine that you know you will never forget, this was one of those wines. It had everything – balance, harmony, great tertiary aromas and flavors, length, persistence, acidity, sapidity. You name it, it had it. It was amazing and I couldn’t believe the price for a wine that is 50 years old. On wine-searcher, these are the prices that were listed. I tried this beautiful wine along with other Colheitas at a seminar during the Society of Wine Educators conference in August.


The line-up was fabulous and got me thinking I should be drinking Colheitas all the time. How do they differ from other ports?
Colheita can also be thought of as a single vintage Tawny Port. They need to be aged for seven years. in oak casks. The ports from this house are bottled when someone wants one with an elaborate system. They haven’t really gotten the play they should yet here in the states but I am sure that is coming soon. The seminar was fantastic and they showed a film of a regatta on the Douro river. I was ready to pick up and move there tomorrow.

What a wine, truly not to be missed. For a much more indepth look at Colheitas and port in general, check out this interesting blog, For the Love of Port.



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