1963 Port Vintage Report

1963 vintage ports are the benchmark against which others are compared: the Vintage is considered to be legendary. The perfect 60 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. Ageing supremely and retaining their youth, these ports often appear to be younger than they actually are!

9 products found.

Cockburn Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Excellent Levels | Good Provenance

Reviews:
"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 chocolately spicy aroma. Ripe rich round slightly hot fruit on the palate'. Cellar Tracker tasted 2005.
Rating 94/100 (CT)



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Price: $325.84 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Excellent Levels | Good Provenance
REMAINS OF LABEL

Reviews:
"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 chocolately spicy aroma. Ripe rich round slightly hot fruit on the palate'. Cellar Tracker tasted 2005.
Rating 94/100 (CT)



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Price: $312.75 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1963

Vintage Port
bottled & shipped by Hedges & Butler Ltd

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: $320.60 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1963

Noval Nacional
Level in Neck- Good Label
***99/100 - Robert Parker***

Noval is particularly famous for its Nacional, a Port produced in some years only from a 2 hectare parcel at the heart of the Noval vineyard where ungrafted pre phylloxera vines survive.

"Last July I enjoyed this "legend" at Noval and consumed my share of an entire bottle that was opened for our small group of Port journalists. This VP had a very dark ruby color and was clearly from a perfectly stored bottle. The 1963 is as lithe and graceful as a trapeze artist, and showed what perfection in balance is all about. It is not easy for Port to get much better than this. Sweet, spicy, grapey, mint, big, bold, brash are all apt descriptors.
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Price: $6,412.06 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Bottled by Hedges and Butler
Excellent provenance
Special Offer | Was £275 | Now £225

From the legendary 1963 Port vintage, we are delighted to offer the 1963 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port. These bottles have been stored in a cool cellar since original purchase, until they were acquired by us. The levels, condition and colour are fabulous and will make a wonderful gift for a 60th Birthday or anniversary.

The 1963 Noval has a medium, dark red towards garnet colour, with plum, ripe berry, chocolate and tar aromas and flavours. This medium-bodied Port is now showing very nicely in its maturity. Moderate and very soft tannins, with sweet tobacco and cherry flavours on the long finish.
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Price: $294.43 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port- MAGNUM
Excellent Provenance

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

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.
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Price: $1,825.48 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Unlabelled

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

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.
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Price: $425.29 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1963

Vintage Port
Grants of St James Label - excellent provenance
Damaged Labels

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

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.
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Price: $391.27 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1963

Vintage Port
bottled & shipped by Hedges & Butler Ltd

Outstanding Vintage Port from one of the best vintages of the last century.

Reviews:
“…for me this is now one of the best and most elegant of all the ‘63s. I have made a total of sixteen notes since the early 1980s when it emerged, fully fledged and totally delicious”.
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine, Published 2002
01/01/2002

"Extremely impressive, with beautifully balanced, harmonious sweet fruit on the palate. Medium ruby-red, ripe cherry and cassis aromas, medium-bodied, with rich, velvety fruit flavors, full, soft tannins and a powerful finish".
James Suckling , Wine Spectator
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Price: $325.84 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock