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Kopke 10 year old Tawny Port

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£25.00

Award-winning Kopke 10 year old Tawny Port is a field blend of several grape varieties including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca. Fresh fruit and dried fruit flavours combine harmoniously with mouth-watering acidity

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Wine Style

Fortified & Sweet Wine, Sweet Wine

Grape Variety

Touriga Nacional

Wine Region

Douro

Country

Portugal

ABV

20.0%

Oaked

Yes

Cork

Yes

Lifestyle

Vegan, Sustainable

Volume

75cl

Drink By

2026

Description

Kopke 10 year old Tawny Port was the highlight of the fortified wines I tasted in my pre-Christmas wine searches. The Kopke port house can trace its wine roots back to 1638 so it knows what it is doing and for such an old company – it claims to be the oldest port house in the world – it is adopting a very modern and sustainable approach to wine-making. Like most ports Kopke 10 year old Tawny Port is a field blend of many indigenous black grapes including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca and wines from a number of different years – with an average age of 10 years – are blended together. As a wood port, i.e. matured in barrel or cask for several years, this tawny port benefits from some exposure to oxygen which contributes to the amazing array of aromas and flavours. This still displays fresh fruits like brambles and red fruits with some floral notes and it is beginning to develop raisin, nut and cream flavours as it ages in bottle. The fresh fruit flavours dominate and combine beautifully with mouth-wateringly refreshing acidity, prevent the port from being very rich. The highlight of Kopke 10 year old Tawny Port for me is the silky smooth texture. It is no wonder that this lovely port has won a number of Gold Medals at reputable wine competitons like Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge – see Awards tab.

 

You can read more about how tawny port is produced and what you can expect to taste in my tawny port blogpost.

 

The port should be stored in an upright position in a cool and dry place away from light and temperature fluctuations. Sediment will form over time and so the wine may benefit from decanting. Once opened, it should be consumed within 4 to 6 months.

Food Pairing

Recommended on its own chilled before dinner, with rich nutty desserts including Christmas pudding or with Stilton and hard cheeses. The producer says “Irresistible with a starter of foie gras with aubergine and walnuts. A great choice for an endless array of desserts, such as toffee brownies, chocolate and pistachio pavé, or crostini of walnuts with chèvre.”

 

Serve at: 12 – 14°C. Once opened, this port should be consumed within 4 to 6 months.

Producer's Notes

“A wine of high quality, made by blending wines of different harvests to achieve the array of sensory qualities that are typical of these aged tawny Port wines. These wines have each matured in oak casks for varied periods of time, with the average age of all the wines in the blend defining the age on the label. The resulting blend expresses the characteristics given by the ageing in wood.



An appealing golden colour, with an amber rim. Elegant and complex, it shows aromas of spice, with prevailing notes of dried fruit and elegant hints of wood and honey. Smooth and round on the palate, it shows complexity amidst intense flavours of dried fruit. An excellent finish”

Awards

95 points & Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards – 2018
“An exuberant, delicious taste sensation of nuts, peanut brittle, red fruits with cream and Christmas cake, underpinned with an iodine edge. Soft and silky.”

 

95 points & Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge – 2018
“Lavender, violets, raisins, rhubarb custard, great richness, full flavoured. Elegant and gentle with great depth.”

 

Gold Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
“A lovely, light introduction to tawny port, with lots of dried fruit and a pleasant finish.” Giancarlo Cuccuru, The Ned.
“Sticky dates & figs, as well as some sweet spice & bitter orange, leading to vibrant, sticky fruit on the palate, and a complex finish.” Charlie Carter, L’ Atelier Du Vin

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