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 36 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

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Barros Port, 1983

Vintage Port

Dark ruby coloured wine. Reveals an intense aroma with notes of wild berries. It has a full-bodied aroma, it has soft tannins and a long finish.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 60 in Stock

Barros Port, 1983

Colheita Port

The Barros 1983 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 18 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: £89.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1983

Vintage Port

The 1983 Dow's 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: £89.00
Stock: 2 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: 7 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: £68.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1983

Vintage Port
Special offer | Was £99 | Now £79

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: £79.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

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: 6 in Stock

Mendiz port, 1983

Colheita Port


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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 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: 21 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port

This historic Port shipper produces some of the most delicious Vintage Ports. In the recent years they really starting to shine. Tasting notes: Deep cherry red in colour, fresh and fruity on the mouth with balanced acidity. Well developed and excellently structured which will allow further ageing.


This robust, densely coloured port has plenty of muscle, power, and alcohol which is typical of the vintage. All the components of a classic port are there.

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Price: £69.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 1983

Vintage Port

The 1983 Ramos Pinto has a startling intensity with a superb and slightly evolved cherry-red colour. A notoriously intense, lively and energetic nose that gives it a masculine quality. Aromas of red fruits and of red gooseberry, cherry and plum preserves emanate from a solid structure. A strong, solid attack. Energetic and fresh on the palate with a fruity flavour and a good acidic base. Excellent integrity. Firm, elegant tannins and a long life ahead of it. A powerful and velvety finish.
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Price: £119.00
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: £99.00
Stock: 12 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: £99.00
Stock: 7 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: £89.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1983

Vintage Port (half bottle 37.5cl)

n 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: £29.95
Stock: Out of 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: £89.95
Stock: Out of Stock