Wine Advocate 94 points!
Porto Kopke (Cop-key) is universally recognized as the first Port house in Port wine history. Kopke was founded in 1638 by the Germans Cristiano and Nicolaus Kopke.
In 2014, Porto Kopke is celebrating 376 years of continuous production of fine wine with grapes from its famous Quinta São Luiz estate.
Brick colour, becoming amber in the halo. Charming nose of spices, with dried fruits notes highlighting the engaging bouquet. In the mouth appears harmonious, unctuous and with a stupendous structure. A fabulous Colheita overflowing elegance and distinction, with a complex and persistent finish.
"The 1978 Kopke Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 119 grams per litre of residual sugar and a bar top cork (typical for the house). It is very graceful for its age, finishing with a wave of sweetness, fruit and sugar. Emphasizing the caramel more than the molasses, this is irresistibly delicious, but it becomes more complex and puts on weight as it airs and warms. The wine shows off its power and hints of Brandy on the rather tense finish, too. Overall, this is a beauty that becomes more impressive the longer you sit with it. Then, you realize that its balance is simply perfect, yet it stands out in most every category. This is very fine and the price is pretty nice for the age and the quality."--Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, 94 points!