Scoring 92/100 Parker points "The 1981 Colheita Tawny Port comes in with 150 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is lovely, dark, burnished and unctuous. From a rather poor vintage year, this still shows well, demonstrating yet again that you can't necessarily assume vintage years control the quality of Colheitas. It doesn't have a lot of depth, but the flavor and texture are very fine, laced with dried caramel and just a touch of brandy. There is that bit of alcohol in the background. The finish is long, though, and filled with flavor. It is bright and lifted." Drink now - 2050.
This Colheita port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
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A poor year with no declared vintage ports. James Symington of the Symington Port Group, which owns the well known names as W&J Graham Vintage Port, Dow Vintage Port and Warre Vintage Port, stated "It would seem that while there is nothing basically wrong with the 1981 wines, they are on the whole lacking in freshness and bouquet though some of the fermenting cubas [tanks] here at Bomfim did show attractive colour."
Kopke is the oldest vintage Port house still in existance and was founded by Nicholas Kopke in 1636. The firm is now based in oporto and is owned by the Barros Almeida empire. It is world renowned for its Colheita ports and has made them every year since 1900.
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