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.
Douro Valley Port
2016 is a formidable vintage that seems to be able to develop in line with the very best. It is also the vintage, where everything that can crawl and walk has declared a vintage gate. Here tapped in the well-grown 150 cl. bottle of which there are only a few hundred copies.
The grapes for Kopke Vintage are harvested mainly from Quinta São Luíz’s best and oldest low-lying plots near the Douro river, where half of the vines have been around for 75 years. They naturally produce small quantities of super-concentrated grapes, of which touriga nacional makes up approx. 50% of the blend, while the rest consists of i.a. sousão, tinta franca and tinta roríz.
Kopke vintage 2016 is a tightly packed case with excellent concentration and a sweet fruit that is matched by the wine’s tannins, which in the vintage have fantastic maturity. Kopke Vintage Port 2016 is completely opaque blue-violet and fresh with licorice initiatives, a turbocharged explosion of elderberries and blueberries and complex slate aromas. The concentration is high with ditto viscosity and aftertaste.
Kopke, otherwise known as one of the best Tawny houses, has been qualitatively refurbished on the Ruby front since the early 00s. They have here committed a wine that can bite spoons most of what is made of vintage port in the vintage.
Feel free to try vintage port at a very young age, although the bookshelf’s older English books on the subject consider it sacrilegious. A lot of water has flowed into the river since then, and today the wines are far better produced and generally more readily available for release than in the past. Young Vintage Port tastes great if you are not afraid of firm tannins and blue teeth! In its infancy, there is plenty of full-bodied, fruity sweetness, which balances the brutal structure of the wine finely.
Remember to oxygenate the wine thoroughly if it is drunk young.
Delivered in individual wooden box with logo.