Italian: The Italian 1963 wine vintage was hampered by wet weather and is generally considered to be a mediocre vintage for Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany. Quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are most likely to have longevity.
Bordeaux: The 1963 wine vintage was a very poor for Bordeaux wines. The winter was harsh. The spring weather did little to promote successful flowering, and the weather throughout summer was cold and damp right through to September. Rot was a continual issue throught the region.
Port: 1963 vintage ports are the benchmark against which others are compared. The Vintage is considered to be legendary! Anyone born in 1963 has a wine for life. with Cockburn Croft, Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Quinta do Noval Nacional, Taylor, Warre standing out amongst a uniformly excellent field.
The combination of a near-perfect growing season and temperate weather during the harvest made for a benchmark vintage. Nearly all the shippers produced supremely balanced well-structured wines for a full-on declaration.
1963 vintage port never fail to impress with their essential three components of fruit, tannin and elegance. Almost always appear to be younger than they really are.
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Cav Ceste Barolo DOC (Special Offer was £139 now £99 until May 31st)
Barolo is one of the great wines of Italy's northwestern Piedmont region. Barolo is predominantly made from the nebbiolo grape which, when young, may be tannic and austere. Over time the tannins will mellow and integrate into the wine. The Nebbiolo is renowned for its longevity and for those looking for a good wine from the 1963 vintage this would be our recommendation.
The 1963 Ceste Barolo has a pale garnet core, some red cherry fruit on the nose alongside game, leather and forest floor notes. Wine develops fully after half an hour to reveal a hint of fruit alongside oak and tannins. Our notes are that this wine offers a pleasant surprise and outshines the vintage. …
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A 75cl bottle of Taylors 30 year Tawny Port and a bottle of Taylors 20 year Tawny port presented in a double gift box.
A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.
This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port. Adding up to 50 years.
Only tiny quantities of aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 and 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish. …
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From the outstanding 1963 vintage. This port is a beautiful pale red with distinct bricking. Tropical fruits on the nose, with fresh mint clearly showing. Sweet brown sugar impact; hot mid-palate and a sweet late palate full of stewed plums. Big levels of acidity. Very hot aftertaste. Gentle finish of dry espresso, very long and with plums.
Reviews "Bright and vibrant appearance. Superb dried fruit and nut nose - christmas cakey, with really good concentrated spicy black fruit streak with tar. Good fruit on attack - concentrated and remarkably fresh. Very smooth and rich. Very classy indeed. …
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A superb port from a top, top vintage which has certainly continued to improve over the last forty nine years. It is close to its optimum with an excellent structure, complex multi-faceted taste and aroma. Very smooth, slightly sweet and sublimely easy to drink featuring attractive, mellow fruitcake flavours and lightness on the palate.
"A beautiful rich nose of roasted coffee beans, cherry liqueur and Asian spice. The palate is smooth, hedonistic and loaded with sweet red fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. There is a saturated quality to this Dow, a sense of completeness that I love. …
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Barolo ORFEVI DOC
Barolo is one of the great wines of Italy's northwestern Piedmont region. The 1963 Barolo is predominantly made from the nebbiolo grape which instills longevity into the wine. This wine a pale garnet core, some fruit remains on the nose alongside game, leather and forest floor notes. The Wine develops fully after half an hour to reveal a hint of fruit alongside oak and dusty tannins. This wine was tasted Mar 2013, the wine has stood up well despite the difficult vintage.
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Vintage Port (MAGNUM)
91 points Wine Spectator: "Has great elegance and harmony, and should continue to improve for many years. Medium ruby-red, with very fresh plum aromas, medium-bodied, with very delicate fresh fruit flavors, lively acidity and a delicate finish." (01/89)
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Please note this product will not fit in the single deluxe gift box.
From the outstanding 1963 vintage, this wonderful port is fruity, sweet and crisp with a lovely dry finish.
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An outstanding 1963 Port scoring 96/100 Parker Points.
Reviews: "What a stunning 1963 vintage port this is! The bouquet draws you in, does not drag you in with its alcohol and reveals a fresh, well defined nose with a nutty edge, hints of cigar box and allspice. The palate is beautifully balanced, understated on the entry but building all the time, flashes of eucalyptus leading towards a more extrovert, clove tinged finish that hangs around the palate like an obsessed ex-girlfriend. Gorgeous Grahams! Tasted May 2009." Neil Martin, Wine Journal
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Vintage Port is the most expensive and prestigious member of the port family. Though accounting for just 1% of total port production, Vintage Port commands the most attention and speculation from world wine markets. Vintages are only ‘declared’ when the quality of the fruit, quantity available and market demand meet.
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Martinez has produced a port with power, dimension and real character. This wine still has fruit, tannin and elegance.
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