1983 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.

11 products found.

Kopke Port, 1983

Vintage Port

This is one of those noses where you can keep going back and finding things you think it smells like. I really like that. A bit punchy initially with it's alcohol, the finish is where this wine really shines. Starts off as fresh popcorn, turning hazelnuts and honey, then granola and brown sugar..... off into a 40-second long finish with various evolution in which I am sure different people would find different things. Truly delicious. This wine is very, very good. I love it when a wine forces you to think about it, and this does just that. Captivating, complex, intense and delicious.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

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.
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Price: £74.95
Stock: 6 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: £89.95
Stock: 5 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: £89.95
Stock: 9 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: £58.95
Stock: 17 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: 25 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

Parker
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Berry's Own Selection Vintage Port, 1983

Shipped by Warre's

The '83 Berry's selection port has been shipped by Warre's, a consistent shipper throughout most vintages.
This port is now beginning to sing, with a beautifully fragrant and perfumed nose of Spring flowers, damsons and minerals the palate is rich and multi-dimensional with a great integration between fruit and structure. It is a joy to drink fully mature Ports and this is a lovely example, it will hold and drink well for a few more years.

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Price: £69.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Royal Oporto, 1983

Vintage port

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.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Souza Port, 1983

Late Bottled Vintage Port

This port has a beautiful garnet colour. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berries fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol and blueberry as well as an intense and pleasing aroma of violet and hints of vanilla on the finish.
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Price: £59.95
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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.

Drink from now to 2030
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Price: £89.95
Stock: Out of Stock