1994 Kopke

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1994 Kopke vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:26 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Lighter in colour than the Graham and Noval shown alongside, a pale rose on the rim. Slightly dirty - herbaceous perhaps - on the nose, with stewed fruit showing through. Stewed and oddly balanced in the mouth with the acidity, tannins and fruit not aligned and an odd soapiness to the flavours although the wine does have a good length. Either a bad bottle or a wine which is completely closed down. On this showing the wine would warrant a rating of 84-86, but who knows what will happen if it is only closed down. NR. Drunk 8 September 2009.
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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1994 Kopke vintage port

Post by KillerB » 16:37 Wed 09 Sep 2009

The alternative to Tesco BOB that I had - previously heard this to be better than above, so could be a duffer
Port is basically a red drink

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1994 Kopke vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:50 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Funky nose. Nice weight with stewed fruits and perhaps a little baked. Dry and dull finish. The conclusion was this was a dud bottle. Sorry guys.
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Re: 1994 Kopke vintage port

Post by Zelandakh » 23:23 Fri 11 Sep 2009

Thin legs which is always disappointing except in Angelina Jolie. Nose almost of stewed fruits. Big and herby.

Vibrant, melony opening. Sits high on the palate. Warm middle. Disappointingly short finish. Might be good in a couple of years or might be an off bottle. If tempted by a 94, this isn't it. 87/100.
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