Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port | Friarwood Fine Wines

Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port

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  • Type: Fortified Wine
  • Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barocca
  • Alcohol: 20%
  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro Valley
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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 San Luiz was purchased, an A-grade 125-hectare estate which would become the home of Kopke.

Ethereal aromas of sawdust, dried cranberries and fragrant wood-spice, with a hint of plum-liqueur and pine in the background. The palate is beautifully rounded, with red fruit and pine-nut flavours, super-soft yet deliciously fresh. Best served lightly chilled.

Beautiful on its own as a winter-warmer, or with cheese, especially a creamy blue. Pairs well with light cakes, or with savoury snacks like nuts and olives in brine.

Kopke specialises in wood-aged Ports; this is produced in a more savoury style than mass-market examples, a superbly balanced, complex treat.

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