1983 Vintage Port Vintage Report

1983 vintage ports are now considered great classic, concentrated, rich and potent wines. General declaration of vintage. 10 major shippers declared this year. In youth the wines were powerful yet austere, lacking the showy opulence of the 85s. However, in bottle they have developed marvellously, with the best examples being complex and harmonious. Excellent value for money ports.

17 products found.


Barros Port, 1983

Barros Port, 1983


Colheita Port
Description: The Barros 1983 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.
Price: £48.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Calem Port, 1983

Calem Port, 1983


Colheita Port (Includes Calem Box as shown)
Description: Bright brown-tawny colour. Open and willful nose, plenty with dried fruit aromas and delicate notes of wood and honey. In the mouth, the feeling of elegance is enhanced by a beautiful structure of tannins, a silky texture, standing-out the balanced acidity which offers joy and liveliness until the end.
Price: £54.95 - 9 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 1983

Dow's Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: The Dow 1983 is an outstanding port scoring 90 points on the Parker rating. Classic Dow's this wine has structure and is very sweet and round and slightly raisiny. Slight rustic edge but very ripe and round and lively with a certain freshness and punch. Long and powerful. Drinking well now but will hold for many years.
Price: £74.95 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1983

Fonseca Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding Port rating 92/100 from an outstanding vintage. Robert Parker writes of this port... "Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, 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. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
Price: £69.95 - 21 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1983

Fonseca Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding Port rating 92/100 from an outstanding vintage. Robert Parker writes of this port... "Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, 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. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
Price: £69.95 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1983

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: Deep ruby, no visible signs of age. Quite delicate and silky smooth with roasted nut, and especially dark chocolate really works.
Price: £58.95 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1983

Graham Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port rating 92 points.

Reviews: Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1983, like most vintage ports, seems more forward than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous, unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its long finish. It is black-purple in color. This is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.
Price: £68.95 - 56 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1983

Graham Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port rating 92 points.

Reviews: Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1983, like most vintage ports, seems more forward than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous, unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its long finish. It is black-purple in color. This is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.
Price: £68.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

 Kopke Port, 1983

Kopke Port, 1983


Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)
Description: Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Deep brick colour with amber halo. Rich aromas of dried fruits with suggestions of milk caramel and subtle molasses. Seductive, involving and delicate, replete with fine flavours of dried fruits. Silky texture and deliciously creamy.
Price: £59.95 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

 Messias Port, 1983

Messias Port, 1983


Quinta Cachao Vintage Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: An excellent vintage year gave us the Messias 1983 bottle. Very impressive for the age of this wine. Powerful yet elegant, with a fine balance and fluidity. Although it is accessible now, this top effort will benefit from another five to ten years bottle age.

75 cl
20% ABV
Price: £59.95 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 1983

Niepoort Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: "Niepoort is to Vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne. They are both small houses in a world dominated by large competitors but they are producing outstanding wines which very few can match." (James Suckling, Vintage Port).

Niepoort is a family company now in its fifth generation and presently managed by Dirk Niepoort. Despite being the second smallest shippers in the trade they are second to none in quality. Already famous for their classic tawny ports, they have now joined the ranks of the great producers of Vintage Port.

Vintage Port must be bottled within two years of the harvest date and be 100 per cent wine from that harvest.
Price: £119.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Offley Vintage Port, 1983

Offley Vintage Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: Polished, with good fruit and backbone. Deep inky color, elegant perfumed nose, full-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavors, medium tannins and a long finish.
Price: £59.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1983

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: This historic Port shipper produces some of the most delicious Vintage Ports. In the recent years they really starting to shine. Tasting notes: Deep cherry red in colour, fresh and fruity on the mouth with balanced acidity. Well developed and excellently structured which will allow further ageing.


This robust, densely coloured port has plenty of muscle, power, and alcohol which is typical of the vintage. All the components of a classic port are there.

Drink now- 2025
Price: £59.95 - 11 In Stock more details >>>

Taylor's Port, 1983

Taylor's Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port scoring 94/100 parker points.

Review: 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. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1983 is wonderfully aromatic and so perfumed (a characteristic of this charming vintage), yet powerful, long and deep on the palate.

Drink from now to 2030
Price: £89.95 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Warre Vintage Port, 1983

Warre Vintage Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: *** 90 Points - Robert Parker ***

Light red colour with just a touch of purple showing through. Warre has drier firm style, less show more workman-like but with elegance and what the Symingtons call “florals”. The style at 25 years is charming. It’s above all harmonious with a dried fruit and almonds undercurrent mixed with a pinch of cocoa and tea leaf. It has fine acidity and length with just the right bite in the back end.
Anthony Gismondi , Gismondi
07/12/2008

"Perfumed chocolate and spice nose. Floral hints, rich palate. Great elegance".
Decanter Magazine
01/12/2006

Parker
Price: £64.95 - 9 In Stock more details >>>

Royal Oporto, 1983

Royal Oporto, 1983


Vintage port
Description: From the excellent 1983 vintage the Royal Oporto has a big alcohol, and very light fruit. Tones down pretty quickly and is a pleasant drink but with much warmth.
Price: £49.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Van Zellers Vintage Port, 1983

Van Zellers Vintage Port, 1983


Vintage Port
Description: Good nose of jam and plums. Midweight palate with a slightly spicy note. Medium length.
Price: £54.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>