1983 Port Vintage Report

1983 vintage ports are now considered great classic, concentrated, rich and potent wines. It was a general declaration of vintage, with 10 major shippers declaring this year. In youth the wines were powerful yet austere, lacking the showy opulence of the 85s. However, in bottle they have developed marvelously, with the best examples being complex and harmonious. These are excellent value-for-money ports, and would make a brilliant 38 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

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Barros Port, 1983

Vintage Port - in own presentation box
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The Barros 1983 Vintage Port is a beautifully mature port ready for drinking now.

The Barros 1983 Vintage Port is a ruby coloured port wine with some tawny at the edges. On the nose it reveals an intense aroma with notes of wild berries, chocolate and figs. A traditional style of port, a little drier than most, it is full-bodied port with some heat from the alcohol making it a little angular. However, the tannins are soft and the wine has a long finish. Very good. 89/100 VWP tasting.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 47 in Stock

Croft Port, 1983

Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port

Aromas of licorice and cedar. Palate shows caramel, cassis, and berries. Lingering licorice finish. Classic port grip. This is in perfect balance and drinking beautifully right now.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

The Dow's 1983 Vintage Port is an outstanding port scoring 90 points on the Parker rating.

"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1983 is rich, concentrated, very fruity, and magnificently perfumed, suggesting that it is going to mature early, long before the 1977. Parker 1989, Wine Buyers Guide.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1983

Vintage Port

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.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 51 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port

Deep ruby, no visible signs of age. Quite delicate and silky smooth with roasted nut, and especially dark chocolate really works.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

Graham's 1983 Vintage Port is a real star performer for the excellent 1983 vintage. The Port is full-bodied, has rich floral and violet aromas, masses of strawberry flavours, very good balance. Long. Subtle finish. Excellent! This port is nicely in the drinking window but will last for decades more!


Reviews:
92 points.
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.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1983

Vintage Port
Bin soiled label

Graham's 1983 Vintage Port is a real star performer for the excellent 1983 vintage. The Port is full-bodied, has rich floral and violet aromas, masses of strawberry flavours, very good balance. Long. Subtle finish. Excellent! This port is nicely in the drinking window but will last for decades more!


Reviews:
92 points.
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.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Messias Port, 1983

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

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
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Price: £65.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port

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.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Skeffington Port, 1983

Vintage Port

A light ruby color with a powerful bouquet of sweet fruit introduces the beautiful blend of chocolate, cherry, and jammy fruit flavors. A very enjoyable port from a very good year for the Douro Valley.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port

An astonishing amount of creamy, black-cherry and chocolate-scented fruit fills the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is loaded with extract, great length, and has super finish with plenty of fruit and tannin in proper balance.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 29 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

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.

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Price: £119.00
Stock: 21 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1983

Vintage Port
Damaged labels

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.

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Price: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port

*** 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

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Price: £99.00
Stock: Out of Stock