1984 Kopke Colheita

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angeleyes
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1984 Kopke Colheita

Post by angeleyes » 23:25 Sun 24 Jan 2010

Bottled 2009. Just for interest, this was tasted alongside Warre Otima 10 year old (opened a few days ago).

The Kopke looked surprisingly young, indeed only slightly browner, and no darker, than the Warre.

The usual nuttiness, dominating heat but good acidity. Didn't show like a 25 year-old wine, but good drinking nonetheless despite all that heat. Perhaps '84 wasn't the strongest of vintages. Preferred the Warre in terms of balance.
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Re: 1984 Kopke Colheita

Post by angeleyes » 22:48 Mon 25 Jan 2010

24 hours later. Much of the heat has blown off, and it shows better with a lovely tangy acidity and a very long marzipan finish. Alcohol still evident on the nose, but there's a curious hint of blue cheese on the nose, too. Much, much better than last night.
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Re: 1984 Kopke Colheita

Post by AHB » 23:09 Thu 28 Jan 2010

I've read this note with interest. Colheitas are something of an unknown world to me, and 1984 is a vintage I've only tried once as LBV. Thanks for posting it.
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