Skip to main content
Our biggest wine deals. Available by text! Join Winetext.com today!

1941 Kopke Colheitas Port 1941Port Varieties from Portugal

$799.99

List Price: $999.99

You're saving $200.00!

Pale amber in colour, it shows a rich and polished nose, with notes of hazelnut and vanilla and hints of wood. Concentrated and smooth on the palate, it is very expressive and...

  • 97 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Image selector to view bottle Icon sized image of item case card

About

Rating:

97

The 1941 Colheita Tawny Port, bottled in November 2015 with 126 grams per liter of residual sugar, is a marvel. The acidity here makes this very lively, startlingly fresh and young. Add the endless finish and lingering flavors to the very fine structure, and this becomes irresistible. Penetrating and intense, it is also simply delicious, the intensity of flavor matching the structure easily. The aromatics are fabulous, too. Put this next to an open window and walk towards it. You should probably be able to smell it from about ten feet away. It is also perfectly balanced. The first time around, at the beginning of my note I wrote "gorgeous" and then repeated it. At the end, I wrote "love, love this." That still seems to sum it up nicely. This is a wonderful array of Colheitas, plus one NV Very Old Tawny and the white equivalents of Colheitas, from Sogevinus' properties. They all come with bar top corks. As always, barring cork failures, these should generally last indefinitely. The end-date drinking window is just a placeholder. Of course, no one expects them to be held. Tawnies (and their white equivalents) are certainly ready to drink on release. My most important tip: don't drink any Tawny too warm! Around 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit tends to work better than room temperature. I pull them out of the fridge very cold and let them sit in the glass to warm up for 30-40 minutes. For my taste, Kopke is the best of the Sogevinus properties for Colheitas, but the styles are very different and everything performs here exceptionally well. Some of these have been seen before, but not in the USA. These are also, generally, new, November, 2015 bottlings. Like many Tawnies, these are often bottled on demand and have different release dates until they are gone.

Product Description:

Pale amber in colour, it shows a rich and polished nose, with notes of hazelnut and vanilla and hints of wood. Concentrated and smooth on the palate, it is very expressive and consistent. Long and enduring finish.

Every wine tells a story. Kopke's Colheitas, however, tell a unique story. To taste a wine is to taste history and, in the case of this 1941 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the birth of the American songwriter, singer, painter, actor and writer Bob Dylan.

Served chilled, it reveals all its finesse and sophistication, especially when drunk with desserts made with caramel, dried fruit and spices, such as caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tarte tatin, crème brulée and medium-strength cheeses. Best served at a temperature between 12 and 14°C.

If you know someone from 1941 the year Ted Williams hit 406 and Joe DiMaggio had his 56 game hitting streak don't miss the opportunity to share this special Port with them.

Product Detail

Item # 125027
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Tawny
Ratings

97 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 1941
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Port Varieties
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit