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Kopke LBV 2016 £21.95
Kopke LBV 2015
The passage of time brings experience, wisdom and insight. Kopke´s Vintages are, above all, evidence of a unique personality. Bottled after an ageing period of 4 to 6 years, this Late Bottled Vintage is an intense ruby that tells the story of an exceptional year that stands out in the long history of the brand.
Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made from one single harvest, bottled 4 to 6 years after harvest.
Deep dark purple colour with a vibrant and intense ruby rim. Aromas of ripe wild berries on the nose, combined with notes of violet, black pepper and hints of eucalyptus leaf. In the mouth, the firm tannins stand out, together with vibrant and crisp acidity. All aromas are perfectly combined, with aftertaste flavours of raspberry, blackberry and apricot, ending in a long and enduring finish, so characteristic of Kopke.
Absolutely delicious with dark chocolate and wild berries desserts, mint chocolate cheesecake and medium flavour cheese. Best served at a temperature between 16 and 18°C.