Description and Reviews:
** 96/100 - Wine Spectator **
One of the great vintages of the century, and one of the best wines ever released by Sandeman. Classic aromas of figs and prunes, powerful, rich and sweet, with tremendous length.
"This may be one of the most underrated '63s made. Its deep red color gives little indication of the wine's age, and there is an abundance of youthful, rich fruit on the nose and palate. Full tannins and an assertive finish back up everything." 96/100 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator
The 1963 Sandeman has less of a deep-ruby/purple colour, but it does offer a spice-box, fruitcake sort of aroma, mildly sweet, medium- to full-bodied flavours, and a ripe, tasty finish. Not a heavyweight, this wine represents a lighter style of vintage port.
"It was stunning: pale peach-pumpkin in colour, with a rich spicy nose of bitter orange peel, mocha and hints of red fruit. One the palate it was medium-bodied, powerful and silky but still delicate, with loads of coffee, wood, spice, sweetness and medium fruit flavours that were hard to pinpoint. The length was fabulous. It was definitely old but not at all tired. I’d highly recommend it!"