1947 Koppenhagen

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1947 Koppenhagen

Post by jdaw1 » 11:56 Tue 12 Nov 2013

Thursday 31st October 2013, at The Bung Hole, with a vague non-theme of ‟All Hallows’ Eve: Remember the Dead (Blinded and Decorated)”.

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by AHB » 15:05 Fri 15 Nov 2013

What evidence do you have that this is not produced in the Douro?

From the pictures I've seen, I came to the conclusion that this port was shipped in bulk to a Danish wine merchant, who bottled it as an own label of sorts.
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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by jdaw1 » 18:31 Fri 15 Nov 2013

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by jdaw1 » 19:36 Sat 16 Nov 2013

The label was unambiguously Danish, and clear about 1947 being relevant for some purpose. Other maters were less clear-cut.

Red, 80% or even 90% opaque. Nose had Christmas cake and Madeira. But the taste was the same muscatel present in the South African 1963 Cavendish tasted at AHB’s Quinquagenary. These two were of the same genus, and perhaps family, so the team conclusion was that this was Copenhagen-bottled South African fortified wine.

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 22:41 Sat 16 Nov 2013

I have referred to my notes and will confirm as a lover of the 'brown sticky stuff' I can categorically say that this wine is not in the same league as the Cavendish 1963...the Koppenhagen lacked any body and was quite harsh on the palate with no overriding notes....the Cavendish was enormous in body and had a plate dominated by aniseed and liquorice...Koppenhagen showed none of this and, in my opinion, was flawed in many ways.

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by jdaw1 » 23:22 Sat 16 Nov 2013

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by uncle tom » 08:35 Sun 17 Nov 2013

From the pictures I've seen, I came to the conclusion that this port was shipped in bulk to a Danish wine merchant, who bottled it as an own label of sorts.
That was my initial presumption, but the cork merely had the word 'Vintage' on it, in a manner atypical of VP, and whilst it was perfectly drinkable, it appeared to have spent several years in wood, and didn't taste like a genuine port.
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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by WS1 » 07:50 Tue 19 Nov 2013

With regards to the Koppenhagen 1947 I must say I am not sure. The dark colour would suggest it can be a VP. The oldest non portugiese fortified wine I had was a 1949 Cavendish. This is lovely but much lighter in colour and sweeter than proper port.
The taste was very sweet and a bit plain but I found not bad either. If being pushed I would put it rather to Portugal. Since it was bottled in Denmark I can see that it was blended with other stuff as well. For me a curiosity port worth having.

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Re: 1947 Koppenhagen

Post by jdaw1 » 09:30 Tue 19 Nov 2013

Conclusion: it was served blind. But even sighted, we cannot agree on the country of origin, let alone being picky about specific vineyards/quintas/châteaux.

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