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 marvellously, with the best examples being complex and harmonious. These are excellent value-for-money ports, and would make a brilliant 39 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

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Barros Port, 1983

Vintage Port - in own presentation box

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: $114.50 USD
Stock: 41 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: $102.85 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Crusted Port, 1983

Crusted Port, Yates Brothers Wine Lodges

Crusted Port is a very small category, named because of the 'crust' of sediment that it forms in the bottle.
Invented by the British-owned Port houses predominantly for the British Port drinker, it is intended to be a more economical alternative to Vintage or Late Bottled Vintage.

Crusted is a blend of several harvests, which are bottled without being filtered and laid down to mature like Vintage wines. Using this approach allows the manufacturer to use some of the lesser harvests but still produce a good rich full bodied wine at an economical price.

Usually a year is stated on the label which, because the wine was made from a blend of harvests, is the year in which the wine was bottled.
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Price: $88.77 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1983

Vintage Port

Fonseca is one of our all-time favourites. Fonseca's 1983-vintage Port is made with a harvest that survived the first snowfall in Pinhão in 20 years and heavy rain through the spring. The result is intense aromas of dark chocolate, prune, fig and hints of rich double cream. Consider pairing its chocolate, fig, prune, raisin and walnut flavours with a cheeseboard or with festive fare over the Christmas period.

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.
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Price: $153.09 USD
Stock: 11 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: $102.85 USD
Stock: 7 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: $84.84 USD
Stock: 3 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: $89.99 USD
Stock: 7 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: $101.63 USD
Stock: 24 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

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

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Price: $127.36 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock