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Kopke

C N Kopke & C:a

Founded 1638
Owner Sogevinus
Vineyards Quinta St. Luiz, Quinta da Lobata, Quinta da Alegria, Quinta da Mesquita
Vintage Port Brands Kopke, Quinta St. Luiz

Kopke is the oldest Port house still in existence.

It was founded in 1638 by Cristiano Kopke and has ever since been connected with the shipping of Wine and Port. Deeply entrenched in the Portuguese Society, the House of Kopke is the oldest Company of foreign origin operating in Portugal. The vintage from Kopke during the 19th centery was mostly single quinta from Quinta de Roriz. It was in the Kopke family to late 19th century when a collaboration was formed with the British Bohane family who took over the company in 1870 (Mason Catley & Co) and Joaquim Augusto Kopkes dead in 1895 meant the end of the Kopke family in the port house. The Bohane owns it to 1953 when the Barros family took over.

A violent fire that broke out in 1882 destroyed a great part of its heritage and therefore it is difficult to make a thorough historical reconstitution. The Barros Family, the owner since 1953, has been responsible for rebuilding the reputation and prestige.

Quinta de St. Luiz was acquired of Kopke 1922- is the cradle of a famous lineage of Kopke Port Wines,it is the pioneer and is responsible for the development of modern planting techniques. The neighbouring quinta was bought in and included in St. Luiz such as Quinta da Lobata in 1974, Quinta da Galeira in 1987, Quinta da Alegria in 1982 and Quinta da Mesquita in 1972. After Sogevinus took over the house in 2006 Quinta da Galeira is made as a Single Quinta Vintage Port for Barros.

Kopke Vintages:1870, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1927, 1935, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011
Quinta S. Luiz Vintages:1970, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Quinta de Roriz Vintages:1834, 1851, 1870 (Bottled by Barrow & Sons.), 1896

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseKopkeVintage1935
ColourMature yellow and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex crème caramel, nougat, cream candy, hazelnuts, coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.90 - 18.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex with some sweetness. Balanced and elegant port with an enormous, long and attractive finish. Delicious port drink it and enjoy it. Will not be better!Average score18.15
Last tasted26th December 2015Point this date17.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1948
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetNuts, coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 18.75
TasteElegant, mature, complex and peaking. Full-bodied with a wonderful finish. Unbelievable.Average score16.85
Last tasted23rd September 2003Point this date18.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopke (Believed)
Bestle
Vintage1958
ColourYellow mature colour. Thin.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery shy indeed. Ether.Score range
TasteLight in body, thin, dry and short aftertaste. Must have been much better we hope.Average score
Last tasted20th March 2003Point this date11.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Bestle was a Danish Wine Merchant.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetBurned sugar and crème caramel in the bouquet.Score range15.50 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a bit old. Rather complex and balanced. Rather good finish but we have had much better bottles.Average score16.85
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1963
ColourMature yellow very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFudge, burned candy hospital and ginger bread in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.00
TasteRather full bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Complex with a lovely, long and very attractive finish.Average score16.47
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1966
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetPharmacy and some burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Taste of nuts and chocolate. Mature and maybe old but with an elegant finish. Have been better.Average score16.01
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1970
ColourMature yellow beautiful in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, fudge, ginger and much more in the noseScore range15.00 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Fudge and toffee in taste. Balanced and elegant port with a wonderful and long finish. Excellent.Average score16.46
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1974
ColourTawny in colour and not so beautiful.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, toffee and some dill in the noseScore range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and even a little old. Burned sugar and dill in taste but with some elegance. Have been better but have a quite long and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity and dark berry aroma.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted30th March 2002Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1978
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetBurned sugar, cherry and some pharmacy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and maybe even a little old. Toffee in flavour. Elegant, balanced and very easy to drink and like. An attractive port.Average score15.78
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1979
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, candy, molasses and some old hospital in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel and a little ether in the taste. An elegant port with a long and balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1980
ColourQuite dark but beautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, candy, toffee, fudge and cacao in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Cacao and candy in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long lovely, attractive finish. Easy to enjoy and drink.Average score
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1982
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex pepper, ginger and cinnamon bouquet.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Lovely tannins. Complex and very well balanced with an excellent finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted30th October 2003Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1983
ColourStill quite dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetTerrible nose of ether, acetone and pharmacyScore range9.00 - 9.00
TasteMedium body. Lots of volatile acidity and this port is very hard to drink and enjoy.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date9.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This port is defect!

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetWonderful nose. Chocolate, tea, cinnamon, ginger, old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, peaking and elegant. Old grocery shop in flavour. Very tasty with a balanced and excellent finish. Delicious port!Average score16.18
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1987
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex nose of dark cherry and berry.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Rather mature and balance. Interesting finish and easy to like.Average score16.00
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1991
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetCoffee, tea, figs, raisin and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and at its peak. Dried fruit in taste. Complex, balanced and a quite long finish. Easy to drink and like!Average score15.89
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1992
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCacao, chocolate, wild raspberry and mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Cacao and chocolate in flavour. Still some soft tannin but balanced and elegant with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted21st June 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1994
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetFudge, butterscotch and truffle in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite dry. Fudge and butterscotch in taste.. Rather complex with a nice finish.Average score14.94
Last tasted19th February 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1995
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rimNumber of tastings5
BouquetDried and mature fruit, mulberry and Christmas raisin in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium bodied. Very fruity and rather mature with soft tannins. French plum in flavour. Elegant and quite complex. Rather long finish. Will be better.Average score15.55
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1996
ColourStill very dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetVery fruity, herbal and dark cherry in the nose. Quite complex.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Complex but still lot of tannin and quite immature. Dark berry in taste. Quite good and a long finish. Promising and will develop much more. We were surprised when we were told the year. Very good indeed!Average score15.75
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, dark cherry, coffee and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin. Rather mature but will improve a lot. Dark berry and mulberry in taste. Easy to drink and like with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score15.80
Last tasted23rd October 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1998
ColourRather dark but amber, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, black berry, mulberry but also a hint of uncleaned vat which is disturbing in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Dark berry and cinnamon in taste and the unclean vat is not so disturbing in taste so quite enjoyable port anyhow. A quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted5th December 2015Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1999
ColourStill dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetCinnamon, ginger and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and nearly peaking. Cacao and spicy in flavour. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced with a nice and appealing finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2000
ColourStill dark ruby in colour with a thin yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery nice fruity nose with plum, mulberry, spiciness and a bit peppery.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature with soft tannins. A fruity well balanced wine with a promising finish. Will be better.Average score16.40
Last tasted23rd April 2016Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2002
ColourStill dark but with quite yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop with coffee, ginger, raisin, candy and cacao in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but still some very soft tannin. Almost peaking today. Very tasty loaded with cacao, raisin and dark chocolate. Balanced but sweet and elegant. Very easy to drink and enjoy today with an quite attractive finishAverage score15.60
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2003
ColourStill quite blue with a beautiful yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, mature red berries, mulberry and dried fruit in the nose..Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still soft tannin. Will of course be better. Dark cherry and dried fruit in taste. Very easy to drink and enjoy.. Balanced and elegant with an attractive finish.Average score15.45
Last tasted18th March 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2005
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill juicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Lots of fruit and dark cherry in flavour. Tannins. Very impressive finish. Promising port.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetStill very fruity and juicy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and massive tannins with lots of fruit and berry in flavour. Rather impressive finish.
Last tasted2nd November 2009Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and juicy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and massive tannins with lots of fruit and berry in flavour. Hard to swallow. Rather impressive finish.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseKopkeColheita1937
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet and torched candy and toffee in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature but with some acidity and balanced sweetness. Complex with a long and attractive finish.Score range16.00 - 16.00
Last tasted8th September 1988Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseKopkeColheita1938
ColourTawny in colour. with an lime green rimNumber of tastings3
BouquetEthereal with pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Bottled1985-2001
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Pharmacy in taste- Elegant and balanced port with a dry and burned finish. Quite delicious.Score range15.25 - 17.50
Last tasted28th April 2001Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip to Oporto.
TastersSAI
HouseKopkeColheita1941
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green rimNumber of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, floral, and orange in the nose. A fantastic and generous nose. Wonderful and mature nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Complex, elegant and balanced port. Very long and elegant finish. Delicious.Score range
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date18.40
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London
TastersJB
HouseKopkeColheita1947
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green rim. Quite attractive.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, torched candy and sugar in the nose.Bottled1997
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste and with some acidity. Elegant and balanced port with a dry and burned finish. Quite delicious.Score range16.50 - 16.50
Last tasted20th May 1999Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseKopkeColheita1957
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green rim. Quite attractive.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, burned candy and sugar in the nose.Bottled1997- 2007
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste and with some acidity. Elegant and balanced port with a dry and burned finish. Quite delicious.Score range15.90 - 17.00
Last tasted23rd September 2009Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeColheita1966
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green rim. Quite attractive.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, floral, and orange blossoms in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Toffee and burned sugar in taste. High acidity. Elegant and balanced port with a dry and burned finish.Score range
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London
Tasters

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