Kopke 1977 Colheita Port
This bottle can be identified as a Tawny by the extended period of maturation, beyond even the time a Late Bottled Vintage (Ruby) Port would spend in oak; the vintage statement further identifies the bottle as a Colheita (Tawny Port from a specific vintage).
Colheita Port is similar to Vintage Port in that it is produced from the crop of a single exceptional year. However, while Vintage Ports spend only a brief 2 years in large oak vats and the majority of their ageing in bottle, Colheita Ports are matured exclusively in smaller oak barrels for as many years as the producer deems necessary.
1977 vintage, bottled in 1991.
This bottle is in excellent condition: label & foil/wax seal intact; cork/closure secure, no leakage.