2005 Kopke Vintage Port

2005 Kopke Vintage Port

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  • Type: Fortified Wine
  • Grape: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa
  • Alcohol: 20%
  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro Valley (Tabuaço)
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ABOUT THE WINE
The history of the Kope Port House began in 1638, when Nicolau Kopke, Consul General of the Hanseatic League of Baltic states, began shipping wine to northern Europe. In 1781 a farm in the Douro was purchased, and the House began producing their own wines. The company remained in the hands of the Kopke family into the 1800s, when the great-great grandson of the founder was elevated to the title of Baron of Vilar. In 1922, the Quinta de São Luiz was purchased, an A-grade 125-hectare estate which would become the home of Kopke.

TASTING NOTES
Deep and dark, full of dark berry and bramble fruit. Cocoa and eucalyptus, pepper and liquorice, and delightful violet floral notes add complexity to this excellent, age-worthy vintage release. 2005 was a very dry vintage, in which old vines with established root-systems performed especially well – most houses declared a Vintage, and houses like Kopke and Quinta do Noval, with old-vine parcels, produced particularly excellent wines in 2005.

FOOD PAIRING
Best decanted, and enjoyed over 2 to 3 days – once opened, a vintage Port will oxidise and fade in much the same way as a full-bodied non-fortified red. Superb with cheese, especially a creamy blue, excellent with savoury snacks like salted nuts or olives in brine, and delightful on its own as a winter-warmer.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Sourced entirely from the Quinta de São Luiz, this Port includes two sections of ancient vineyards fenced in by olive trees. These vines have remained in the ground since before the estate was purchased, and represent a piece of living viticultural history in the Douro.

WHAT IS THE CUT OFF DATE FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
For delivery outside of the M25: Sunday, December 12th, 11:59pm
For delivery within the M25: Sunday, December 19th, 11:59pm
Please note, any orders beyond the above cut-off dates will be delivered January 3rd, 2021 and onwards. 
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from our Parsons Green or Wimbledon Village Shop. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders under £100 and are free above £100. UK mainland next day deliveries will cost £25 for orders under £250 and are free for orders above £250.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 2PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.
WHAT IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MY ORDER?
Please contact Friarwood if you have any issue with your order. Either call us on 020 7736 2628, or email info@friarwood.com
WHAT IF I AM NOT AT HOME?
The delivery company will make up to three attempts to deliver the order. Each time they will leave a card. If the wines cannot be delivered, the parcel will be available for collection at the courier local depot for a few days. After that period of time, the parcel will be returned to Friarwood.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND WINE OUTSIDE OF UK MAINLAND, TO EUROPE, OR INTERNATIONALLY?
This will be treated on a case per case basis. In some areas, specific rules and exceptions apply. Please contact info@friarwood.com or call us on 020 7736 2628 for any shipment outside of UK mainland.