J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Kopke’s tawnies are together with Kopke’s colheita’s oxidatively barrel-aged port wines, which are made from selected grapes from the Douro Superior and partly from the house’s own Quinta São Luíz, located in Tabuaço near Pinhão in the heart of the Cima Corgo.
Kopke 10 Years Old is made from particularly aromatic mixtures from different vintages, but with an age profile of approx. 10 years in the mix. Here it is the task of the experienced basement master to maintain the same expression and style year after year.
Kopkes 10 Years Old is a classic tawny in the reference class, mahogany-colored with a light age touch with an aroma of ripe fruit, light caramel and powdered sugar with dried notes of fig and walnut.
The taste is harmonious and powerful with firmness and with ripe fruit and long sweet farewell. An essential ‘lifted’ acid maintains a superb balance that evens out the sweetness and not least contributes to resilience and complexity.
All this at a price that is significantly below more fashionable brands.
Kopke 10 years tawny is a good companion for desserts with nuts and / or caramel, dried, pickled fruits – or simply as a meditation drink before or after a meal.
Enjoyed a little below the financial crisis room temperature, approx. 14-16 °.
95 points Decanter World Wine Awards