Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port
Aged Tawny Ports are matured in wood for variable periods of time – the age mentioned on the label corresponds to the approximated average of the different wines age on the blend. Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny is a dry wine expressing the character of Port aged in oak casks rather than in bottle.
This Port can throw a slight deposit, so decanting would be advised, and once opened it should be consumed within 4 to 6 months.
It is a great choice to serve with strong cheeses and pâtés or with dried fruits, foie gras, aubergine dishes and nuts.
Spicy aromas add to the dried fruits and the elegant notes of wood and honey. Smooth and round with a off-dry nutty character to the aftertaste.
About the Producer
C N Kopke
Formed in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau, the House of Kopke is the oldest established Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
Kopke passed to the Bohane family at the end of the 19th century, who tried to run it from London, where they had most of their economic interests. But the geographical distance and the two World Wars disabled their control of the House and they decided to sell.
In 1953 and after some negotiations, Manuel Barros, bought Kopke where it became part of the Barros Group which includes other port houses such as Hutcheson and Feuerheerd. Manuel Barros and his Sons, João and Manuel, ran the company until the middle of the 1970s.
In 2006 the Sogevinus Group, looking to widen its presence in Port wines, took control of Barros’ interests, the vineyards and production of Kopke along with Hutcheson and Feuerheerd.