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 1963 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.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 29 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: £325.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Borges Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Very bright red-orange. Very bright and clear. The nose is full of fruity red berries, caramel, jammy plums and strawberries. On the palate is overwhelmingly fruity with lovely caramel notes. The tannins have resolved into softness and the finish is very long. Excellent.


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Price: £189.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Calem Port, 1963

Quinta da foz Reserva Port
Matured in Wood Bottled 1983

A rare Calem 1963 Reserve Port. Bottled 1983.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1963

Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classe (upper shoulder -good label )

The 1963 Latour has dark ruby color with some browning at the edges, a medium- to full-bodied feel, plenty of black currant fruit, and some light, soft tannins still present. Head and shoulders above the other first-growths, this wine has the classic Latour bouquet of walnuts, black currants, mineral scents, and cedar wood.
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Price: £1,295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Yquem, 1963

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe

We quote from the tasting notes of greatbordeauxwines.com tasting in 2005:-
"Château d’Yquem 1963 87 points
Tasted in April 2005. Brown like cola. Aromas of mocca, burnt coffee beans and caramel. It had some sweetness on the palate but very little of noble rot. This was light and well-balanced wine with fine aftertaste."
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Cockburn Port, 1963

Vintage Port

"Perfectly integrated and showing cherry, raspberry, baker's spices and hints of fig on the nose and palate. With air the fruit became more plummy in character and picked up more complex dried fruit notes. It's sweet, but not Graham's or Fonseca sweet and there's actually some nice acidity to the wine that keeps it fresh. Seamless with the alcohol sewn into the fabric of the wine nicely." Cellar Tracker 2012

'Bright ruby red. Full rich red chocolate spicy aroma. Ripe rich round slightly hot fruit on the palate'. Cellar Tracker tasted 2005.
Rating 94/100 (CT)



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Price: £219.00
Stock: 39 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: £179.95
Stock: 9 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: £199.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Croft Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Sold with plain labels

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: £169.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Dalva, 1963

Vintage Port


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Price: £189.00
Stock: 2 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: £179.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain 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: £195.00
Stock: 8 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: £225.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1963

Vintage Port

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: £225.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain label and capsule | identification from cork visible through glass

A superb port from a top, top vintage which has certainly continued to improve over the last 6 decades. 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. An opulent chocolaty finish - very long and attractive.
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Price: £185.00
Stock: 1 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 tawny 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: £195.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port
UK Bottled Avery's of Bristol < br />

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port
UK Bottled Charles Kinloch & co Ltd

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - in neck - Good embossed capsule)

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - top shoulder / in neck - chipped embossed capsule)

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £315.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - in neck - damaged capsule)

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - in neck - Good embossed capsule)

The 1963 vintage port from Fonseca is, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly

*** 96 Points Robert Parker **

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.

"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 12 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: £185.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port (Peatling and Cawdron Bottling)


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Price: £225.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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