1963 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1963 vintage ports are the benchmark against which others are compared: the Vintage is considered to be legendary. The perfect 57 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary, anyone born in 1963 has a wine for life. Cockburn, Croft, Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Quinta do Noval Nacional, Taylor and Warre all stand out amongst a uniformly excellent field of producers. The combination of a near-perfect growing season and temperate weather during the harvest made for this incredible vintage - nearly all the shippers produced supremely balanced and well-structured wines for a full-on declaration. Ports from this year never fail to impress with their essential three components of fruit, tannin and elegance. Aging supremely and retaining their youth, these ports often appear to be younger than they actually are!
 
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. Because of this, rot was a continual issue throughout the region.
 

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Palmer Port, 1963

Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle

1963 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1962 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1963 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $230.77 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1963

G.E. Martini

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: $394.63 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1963

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Sigognac Box as illustrated)

In armagnac, legend has it that, one day long ago, baron de sigognac took all the traditional clocks out of his cellars. fascinated by the mystery surrounding the way armagnac ages, he had some very strange timepieces made. on these clocks, the face had ten divisions instead of twelve. the seconds had become years, the big hand moved only once a decade and the hour hand marked the centuries.
Baron de sigognac had found the core of the mystery of armagnac…
The legend adds that, with time, baron de sigognac came to trust only his palate in telling the age of an armagnac. the clocks were left unwound.
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Price: $443.78 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Constantino Port, 1963

Vintage Port

The port house Sociedad do Vinhos Porto Constantino was founded in 1877 and was a independent producer until it was acquired by the reputable Ferreira group.

The 1963 Constantino from the outstanding vintage is now a mature tawny colour. On the nose the bouquet is caramel and burnt sugar. The palate has a mature and generous taste with some sweetness left. Nice long finish. A beautiful mature port.
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Price: $218.41 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

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Croft Port, 1963

Vintage Port

The Croft 1963 Vintage Port is a legendary wine from a great vintage.

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 flavours, lively acidity and a delicate finish." (01/89)


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Price: $230.77 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Delaforce Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port (Plain label - embossed capsules)

From the legendary 1963 vintage the Delaforce 1963 is a light ruby red colour to a brown rim. Aromas of cherries and nuts. Medium bodied with cinnamon, spice, and earth. Moderate finish.
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Price: $217.11 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Hedges and Butler Labels | Embossed capsules

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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Price: $266.27 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Feuerheerd Port, 1963

Vintage Port (plain label, embossed capsule)

The 1963 Feuerheerd is clean, well-focused fruit flavours and a fresh, balanced finish. Medium red with a ruby hue, fresh black cherry aromas, medium-bodied, with very clean cherry flavours and a long, balanced finish.
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Price: $258.08 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Gonzales Byas Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port

The 1963 Gonzalas Byas Vintage Port from the legendary 1963 Vintage is from a good cellar and has excellent provenance. The company is more famous for its sherry but started selling port in the early 1900's. The main quinta was Quinta do Sabordella and was the sole purchaser of wines from Quinta do Roriz in the early 20th century (then owned by the Van Zellar family). The brand disappeared when it was acquired by Sandeman now part of Sogrape.
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Price: $244.42 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port (Peatling and Cawdron Bottling)


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Price: $307.24 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1963

Single Harvest Tawny Port

This exceptional old Tawny Port brings together the finest crafts of Graham’s long winemaking tradition. It was made in one of the most celebrated years of the 20th century for Port – 1963. In this vintage, Graham’s produced both outstanding Vintage Port (aged in bottle) and Tawny Port (aged in oak casks). This 1963 Single Harvest Old Tawny Port has been aged in seasoned oak casks (barrels) for just over half a century and
epitomizes Graham’s hallmark complexity, elegance and balance. The wine was made from grapes grown at Graham’s flagship Douro Valley vineyard in northern Portugal: Quinta dos Malvedos.
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Price: $539.37 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Krohn Port, 1963

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port - Including wooden gift box

The 1963 Krohn tawny port is beautifully mature and still at its peak with a little tannin. Full bodied with toffee notes. Nicely sweet with an elegance and harmony. Long finish 93/100 (TC - VWP) tasted October 2016.


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Price: $266.27 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Offley Port, 1963

Vintage Port MAGNUM

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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Price: $749.66 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Offley Port, 1963

Vintage Port

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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Price: $244.42 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1963

Noval Nacional (in neck)

Noval is particularly famous for its Nacional, a Port produced in some years only from a 2 hectare parcel at the heart of the Noval vineyard where ungrafted pre phylloxera vines survive.

"Last July I enjoyed this "legend" at Noval and consumed my share of an entire bottle that was opened for our small group of Port journalists. This VP had a very dark ruby color and was clearly from a perfectly stored bottle. The 1963 is as lithe and graceful as a trapeze artist, and showed what perfection in balance is all about. It is not easy for Port to get much better than this. Sweet, spicy, grapey, mint, big, bold, brash are all apt descriptors.
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Price: $6,690.91 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Port, 1963

Vintage Port
UK Bottling | Very Bin Soiled Army and Navy label | Very Top Shoulder | Embossed Capsule

Medium dark red towards garnet, with plum, ripe berry, chocolate and tar aromas and flavors, this medium-bodied Port is now showing very nicely in its maturity. Moderate and very soft tannins, with sweet tobacco and cherry flavors on the finish.

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Price: $230.77 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain label | Very Top Shoulder | Embossed Capsule

Medium dark red towards garnet, with plum, ripe berry, chocolate and tar aromas and flavors, this medium-bodied Port is now showing very nicely in its maturity. Moderate and very soft tannins, with sweet tobacco and cherry flavors on the finish.

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Price: $258.08 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port (bottled by Berry Brothers)

Mid coloured red centre with an orange colour rim. Spring flowers on the nose (elderflower?). Medium mid-palate with butterscotch and caramel. Some tingle in the aftertaste that delivers more than you would expect.
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Price: $258.08 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Royal Oporto, 1963

Vintage Port

The colour of barley sugar. A faint smell of caramel on the nose. Quite thick and sweet in the mouth. Lots of barley sugar, brown sugar and burnt toffee over the top of bitter orange. Very pleasant.
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Price: $232.07 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Royal Oporto, 1963

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port
Presented in an Oak case

Tasted at the Port Forum

Review "Mid-orange colour, slightly cloudy. Little on the nose, perhaps a touch of VA. Sweet entry, with a lovely balancing acidity. Lots of smokey orange and a slight dry edge - even some tannin! A wine that becomes mouthfilling and develops nicely on the palate. Big finish; dry, fruity and full of marmalade. A lovely wine. 88/100. AHB" The Port Forum.
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Price: $198.00 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port MAGNUMS

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: $2,041.41 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain labels - Embossed capsules - Levels top shoulder or better

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: $334.55 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain labels - ID from branded cork

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: $334.55 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Specially selected for 75th year of the Carlton Hotel - Levels top shoulder or better

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: $471.09 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Warre's Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Very Top Shoulder or better | Labelled

Outstanding Vintage Port from one of the best vintages of the last century.

Reviews:
“…for me this is now one of the best and most elegant of all the ‘63s. I have made a total of sixteen notes since the early 1980s when it emerged, fully fledged and totally delicious”.
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine, Published 2002
01/01/2002

"Extremely impressive, with beautifully balanced, harmonious sweet fruit on the palate. Medium ruby-red, ripe cherry and cassis aromas, medium-bodied, with rich, velvety fruit flavors, full, soft tannins and a powerful finish".
James Suckling , Wine Spectator
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Price: $271.73 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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