In 1638 the German diplomat Cristiano Kopke founded the Douro wine shipping company that became universally recognized as the first Port house in Port wine history. In 2013 Porto Kopke will celebrate 375 years of continuous production of fine Port with grapes from its famous Quinta São Luiz vineyard with its many gold-medal winning vintages. The 1977 vintage carries the burden of expectation with ease. First impressions, the bottle gives you the feeling that you are about to experience something special, embossed and and hand painted with white lettering. On pouring you will experience some of the aromas of honey and raisin. On the palate it is smooth and sumptuous, with flavours of caramel, cinnamon and dark cherries.