1994 Kopke

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1994 Kopke

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On Tuesday 16th November 2021 a horizontal of 1994s was held at the Boot & Flogger, initially arranged by JDAW, a responsibility subsequently borne by AHB.

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winesecretary
Niepoort 1977
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Re: 1994 Kopke

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Light rim, reddish rather than purple.

Cherry scented.

Slightly medicinal on the palate. Still quite warm on the finish.

Improved over the course of the evening from 'quite pleasant' to 'good port'.
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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1994 Kopke

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35% opacity, light red-brown. Nose has raisins. Gentle smooth entry, mid weight, very soft tannins, red fruits.
akzy
Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1994 Kopke

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Slightly perculiar nose. Oddly hot. Got a bit better over time.
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1994 Kopke

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Decanted at 22.00 the night before the tasting. Mature rose red colour, 50% opaque. Subdued but pleasant rose hip syrup on the nose, perhaps a little harsh but still quite attractive. Redcurrant palate with some bitterness but the fruit is fragrant and pleasant. Lots of acidity and a tiny amount of VA knocks the balance slightly. Glowing, warm aftertaste and a good length of red liquorice. 87/100. 16-Nov-21. Decanted 21 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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