1963 Port Vintage Report

1963 vintage ports are the benchmark against which others are compared: the Vintage is considered to be legendary. The perfect 59 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!

43 products found.

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.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $210.54 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Borges Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port

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: $235.45 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

Calem Port, 1963

Quinta da Foz
Wine Society Label

Bottled by the Wine Society. Mature rose red colour, 30% opaque. Little showing on the nose, although there is some faint sweet fruit that is reminiscent of sweet raspberries dusted with icing sugar. The dusty icing sugar and some candy floss creates the initial impact on the palate. Air on the palate improves the flavours, allowing the fruit to grow well until this port delivers a satisfying mouthful of flavour on the late palate. There is a delicious medium-weight aftertaste and a finish that shows a burnt orange edge throughout the long length. Reviewed & Tasted in 2018 by Alex Bridgeman, The Port Forum.
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Price: $280.30 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Cavendish port (South Africa), 1963

Vin de Liqueur (Port)

This is a port style wine from Cavendish in South Africa.
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Price: $222.99 USD
Stock: 19 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Excellent Provenance - well-stored

"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: $285.28 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

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: $210.54 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Croft Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Jacobsens Copenhagen slip labels

The Croft 1963 Vintage Port is a legendary wine from a great vintage. This is a rare dumpy bottle from a Danish bottler.

1963 Vintage Ports are among the most sought-after of all Ports and it's easy to see why. The quality was superb and 25 shippers declared wines which have taken time to reach their best, a wait that was wholly worthwhile. The 1963 Croft is still full, sweet, concentrated and delicious, with a backbone that will see it give great pleasure for a long time to come. Broadbent.

Reviews: Deep burnt orange in colour, 50% opaque. Sweet oranges on the nose, full of candied orange zest like you find for sale in the markets of Dubrovnik.
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Price: $310.20 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Dalva, 1963

Vintage Port


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Price: $235.45 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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: $222.99 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

Ferreira, 1963

Vintage Port (bin-soiled labels)

The 1963 Ferriera is garnet with a tawny rim. A bouquet of roasted coffee and creme caramel on the nose. On the palate this is a full-bodied impressive port, complex and on top showing. Beautiful finish!

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Price: $285.28 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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: $242.93 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - high-shoulder - 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: $404.88 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - top shoulder / in neck - damaged capsule, i.d. from cork)

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: $367.50 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1963

Vintage Port Bottled by Mathew Gloag and Son (Plain label - in neck - 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: $429.79 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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: $230.47 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port (Peatling and Cawdron Bottling)

Lovely nose, lots of luscious Victoria plums. Medium bodied impact, full of flavours dominated by fruit but with lots of tannin in the palate. Generous fragrance on the palate which leads through to the aftertaste and very long finish. This is very fine port. 93/100. Alex Bridgeman, The Port Forum tasted 2013.
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Price: $280.30 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1963

Vintage Port (Unlabelled branded capsules)

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. Gorgeous Grahams! Tasted May 2009." Neil Martin, Wine Journal
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Price: $310.20 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Hedges and Butler Labels
Good levels and provenance

Power, dimension and character are all hallmarks of this most memorable Vintage. Even after many years, the Graham’s 1963 never fails to impress, with its superbly balanced components of fruit, tannin and elegance. This wine conveys rose-petal aromas and the flavours of concentrated and caramelised fruit are in perfect balance. A legend in the history of Port.

"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,
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Price: $355.05 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Grants of St James Labels

Power, dimension and character are all hallmarks of this most memorable Vintage. Even after many years, the Graham’s 1963 never fails to impress, with its superbly balanced components of fruit, tannin and elegance. This wine conveys rose-petal aromas and the flavours of concentrated and caramelised fruit are in perfect balance. A legend in the history of Port.

"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,
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Price: $404.88 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Hutchinson Vintage Port, 1963

Tawny Port

This dense coloured port offers notes of roasted meats, liquorice, new saddle leather, espresso, camphor, and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with firm tannin in the finish.
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Price: $210.54 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1963

Vintage Port


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Price: $242.93 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Mackenzie Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Original labels badly damaged - sold with plain labels .

The Mackenzie 1963 Vintage Port has an excellent provenance - removed from a damp cellar which has degraded the labels. We will send the bottles out with plan labels unless requested otherwise.

Tasting note (courtesy of the Port Forum). Mid-red with a copper edge; 40% opaque, Smelly nose, not attractive and showing considerable heat. Thick in texture with rich chocolate tannins supporting a sweet and concentrated red jelly bean flavour giving a lovely palate presence. The jelly bean comes through on the aftertaste and leads to an attractive length finish that is full of sharp dried cranberries.
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Price: $198.08 USD
Stock: 45 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port

1963 Vintage Ports are among the most sought-after of all Ports and it's easy to see why. The quality was superb and 25 shippers declared wines which have taken time to reach their best, a wait that was wholly worthwhile. The 1963 Martinez is medium bodied with a rounded, soft character and plenty of fruit and spices that give it a more youthful feel. A real charmer, this is one for leisurely sipping with cheese over the coming years. This 1963 Martinez Vintage Port has power, dimension and real character.

Reviews:
Almost Tawny coloured. Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Cherry, Plum, and Toast.
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Price: $210.54 USD
Stock: 37 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Plain Labels | Embossed plastic capsules

1963 Vintage Ports are among the most sought-after of all Ports and it's easy to see why. The quality was superb and 25 shippers declared wines which have taken time to reach their best, a wait that was wholly worthwhile. The 1963 Martinez is medium bodied with a rounded, soft character and plenty of fruit and spices that give it a more youthful feel. A real charmer, this is one for leisurely sipping with cheese over the coming years. This 1963 Martinez Vintage Port has power, dimension and real character.

Reviews:
Almost Tawny coloured. Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Cherry, Plum, and Toast.
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Price: $210.54 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Messias, 1963

Vintage Port


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Price: $492.08 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock