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Vintage 1963

This vintage is a classic Vintage, intense and perfect balanced, deep-purple, fruity and with a large aging capacity. Almost all shippers declare. According to Broadbent 25 shippers declared and according to Port Wine Institute 29. Broadbent gave this vintage ***** out of 5*, Suckling 98 points out of 100.

The Wine Society 18% with 18 participants had a Great Tasting 19 May 2005 of the vintage 1963 of 39 Houses. We were 18 tasters. The tasting was semi-blind i.e. we know which houses participate but not what we had in the glass.

We had in fact 40 glasses because we had Quinta de Noval Nacionale 1962 as a joker and this vintage was split best in show!!

Tasting notes. Note that the points are for the actual bottle tasted. Read about how we set point on the page "How to understand our points valuations"

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HouseBarrosVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature tawny colour.
BouquetComplex bouquet of old grocery shop, crème caramel and burned sugar in the nose
TasteAlmost full-body. Complex and mature with flavour of old grocery and crème caramel. Wonderful port with a lovely, long complex finish. Quite extraordinary Barros!
SAI point17.75JB point18.00SS point18.00Group point17.42
SAI rank8JB rank3SS rank6Group rank5
CommentOne of the best Barros tasted! JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseBorgesVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour
BouquetEther and old pharmacy in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature. Elegant and complex port. Attractive and quite long finish.
SAI point16.50JB point17.00SS point16.00Group point15.44
SAI rank22JB rank9SS rank28Group rank32
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseBurmesterVintage1963
ColourQuite dark tawny in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel and toffee in the nose
TasteMedium body and mature. Elegant. Very tasty and toffee in flavour. At its peak with a long, attractive and lovely finish
SAI point17.00JB point16.00SS point17.50Group point16.56
SAI rank15JB rank20SS rank10Group rank14
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCalemVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose
TasteFull-boded. Quite mature but still some soft tannin. Coconuts in flavour. Elegant, complex attractive and long finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.75JB point17.50SS point16.50Group point15.94
SAI rank20JB rank6SS rank26Group rank26
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCockburnVintage1963
ColourLight tawny in colour
BouquetAttractive bouquet of pharmacy ands old hospital
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and a little more but quite knit together and peaking. Attractive and complex with a nice and attractive finish
SAI point16.50JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point16.19
SAI rank22JB rank9SS rank26Group rank21
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseCroftVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.
BouquetEnormous bouquet of crème caramel, toffee, chocolate and much more. Quite attractive in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Lovely flavour of toffee and much more. Attractive, balanced and complex with a very long finish. Wonderful port!!
SAI point17.40JB point15.50SS point17.50Group point16.19
SAI rank11JB rank26SS rank10Group rank21
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseDelaforceVintage1963
ColourLight tawny in colour
BouquetVery sky nose mostly of pharmacy
TasteMedium body. Mature and over the top. Old pharmacy in flavour and a bit alcoholic. Nice finish but have been much better
SAI point14.00JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point14.64
SAI rank38JB rank26SS rank37Group rank38
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1963
ColourTawny in colour
BouquetRather complex but shy bouquet of old grocery shop and herbs.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant with flavour of herbs. Complex, good and attractive finish.
SAI point15.90JB point16.50SS point15.50Group point15.92
SAI rank31JB rank14SS rank30Group rank27
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1963
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetOld hospital and pharmacy in the nose
TasteLight in body. Mature and past its peak. Pharmacy in flavour. Easy to drink and like.
SAI point15.40JB point15.50SS point16.00Group point16.75
SAI rank32JB rank26SS rank28Group rank13
CommentThis bottle was not at all up to Dow standard. A disappointment! SAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeistVintage1963
ColourTawny in colour
BouquetOld grocery shop, hospital and pharmacy in the nose. Quite interesting
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Old grocery shop and pharmacy in flavour. Complex interesting port with a lovely finish. Very attractive indeed
SAI point17.00JB point15.50SS point17.00Group point15.89
SAI rank15JB rank26SS rank18Group rank28
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFerreiraVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour
BouquetRather complex bouquet of old hospital and old grocery shop in the nose
TasteRather full-bodies. Mature and at its peak. Complex with old grocery shop in flavour. Elegant and balanced. Lovely finish.
SAI point16.50JB point16.00SS point17.50Group point16.89
SAI rank22JB rank20SS rank10Group rank12
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetSome orange and pharmacy nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and balanced. Complex port with a wonderful, long and attractive finish.
SAI point16.90JB point15.50SS point17.50Group point15.28
SAI rank19JB rank26SS rank10Group rank33
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFonsecaVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, eucalyptus and much, much more in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak but with still soft tannins and will probably be better!?! Balanced and complex port with a long, wonderful end which seem never to end. What a finish! What a Port!
SAI point18.75JB point18.00SS point18.00Group point16.39
SAI rank5JB rank3SS rank6Group rank17
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGilbertsVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetGenerous pharmacy, ether and old hospital in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Fully mature. Elegant but quite old and a rather short finish. However, quite good.
SAI point15.25JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point16.19
SAI rank35JB rank20SS rank30Group rank21
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseGonzalez-ByassVintage1963
ColourMature tawny colour.
BouquetGinger bread and complexity in bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Complex port but a short finish. Quite good.
SAI point15.40JB point15.50SS point15.50Group point15.00
SAI rank32JB rank26SS rank30Group rank35
CommentSAI, JB, and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseGould CampbellVintage1963
ColourStill dark with a yellow rim in colour.
BouquetToffee, crème caramel in the nose. Complex bouquet indeed.
TasteFull-bodied port. Mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced with liquorice flavour. Long and wonderful finish.
SAI point17.50JB point15.50SS point18.00Group point16.92
SAI rank9JB rank26SS rank6Group rank11
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGrahamVintage1963
ColourStill very dark with a yellow rim in colour.
BouquetWonderful complex bouquet of toffee, crème caramel, cacao and much, much more
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top but will develop more due to some soft tannin. Toffee and crème caramel in flavour. Complex and balanced port with a long, never ending wonderful finish. Marvellous port!
SAI point19.75JB point19.00SS point19.50Group point18.03
SAI rank2JB rank1SS rank1Group rank2
Comment
HouseHooperVintage1963
ColourNice mature tawny in colour
BouquetCrème caramel nose. Quite elegant.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. A complex and lovely finish. Very good
SAI point16.50JB point17.50SS point17.50Group point17.22
SAI rank22JB rank6SS rank10Group rank7
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHuntVintage1963
ColourNice mature tawny in colour
BouquetA bit old in bouquet, mostly old hospital, pharmacy but also dark chocolate.
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little more with dark chocolate in flavour and some burned sugar also. Balanced and quite nice finish
SAI point15.40JB point15.00SS point15.00Group point15.19
SAI rank32JB rank37SS rank34Group rank34
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseKopkeVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour almost tawny.
BouquetPharmacy and ether nose which develops fantastic in the glass.
TasteRather big body. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced with a lovely finish. Quite good.
SAI point16.00JB point15.50SS point15.00Group point14.78
SAI rank30JB rank26SS rank34Group rank37
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMackenzieVintage1963
ColourWonderful tawny in colour
BouquetToffee and crème caramel in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and on its peak. Complex and balanced Burned sugar in flavour.. Long and attractive finish. Very nice indeed.
SAI point17.40JB point15.00SS point17.00Group point15.52
SAI rank11JB rank37SS rank18Group rank31
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMartinezVintage1963
ColourWonderful tawny in colour
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, hospital and other things in the nose
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and on top. Toffee in flavour. Balanced and attractive with a complex and long finish. Lovely port
SAI point17.00JB point17.50SS point17.00Group point15.89
SAI rank15JB rank6SS rank18Group rank28
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseNiepoortVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar. Complex and elegant nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste of crème caramel and violet. Elegant and balanced with a complex long and wonderful finish. Marvellous port!
SAI point17.40JB point15.50SS point17.00Group point16.53
SAI rank11JB rank26SS rank18Group rank15
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1963
ColourWonderful tawny in colour
BouquetThis was corked and not so attractive bouquet
TasteQuite full-bodied. Not difficult to swallow but hard to appreciate with that nose
SAI point0.00JB point0.00SS point0.00
SAI rank39JB rank39SS rank39
CommentDefect bottle
HousePocas JrVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.
BouquetGinger, liquorice and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak and elegant with a wonderful and generous finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.50JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point15.86
SAI rank22JB rank20SS rank18Group rank30
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1963
ColourStill quite dark with yellow mature colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea, alcoholic and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking but will keep. Balanced and complex with a long, long finish.
SAI point17.00JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point16.22
SAI rank15JB rank14SS rank18Group rank20
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Corval, Real Comp. VelhaVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose. Not quite attractive.
TasteMedium body. Very mature indeed but with a rather short finish. Has been much better we hope.
SAI point14.25JB point15.50SS point14.00Group point15.00
SAI rank37JB rank26SS rank38Group rank35
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Crasto, ConstantinosVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature tawny colour.
BouquetComplex caramel and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Full mature and on the way down but elegant and complex. Easy to drink. Wonderful port.
SAI point16.75JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point16.94
SAI rank20JB rank14SS rank18Group rank10
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow colour.
BouquetCacao, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and balanced port with a complex, attractive and nice finish. Lovely port.
SAI point18.00JB point16.00SS point17.50Group point17.00
SAI rank7JB rank20SS rank10Group rank9
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1963
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim
BouquetMarvellous nose. Complexity of crème caramel, toffee, coffee, cacao and much more.
TasteFull bodied. Still fruit and tannins but wonderfully balanced. Will be better but have a finish which is unbelievable. It never ended. What a port!!!
SAI point19.50JB point18.50SS point19.00Group point17.83
SAI rank3JB rank2SS rank2Group rank3
CommentSS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Vesuvio, FerreiraVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetComplex pharmacy and hospital in the nose.
TasteMature and at its peak. Medium body Elegant and tasty with a lovely finish. Quite attractive.
SAI point16.50JB point15.50SS point15.50Group point16.11
SAI rank22JB rank26SS rank30Group rank25
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRamos PintoVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetOld grocery shop and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Complex port with a lovely but quite short finish.
SAI point16.50JB point17.00SS point18.50Group point17.19
SAI rank22JB rank9SS rank4Group rank8
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseReal Vinicola, Real Comp. VelhaVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetPepper, cacao and some pharmacy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little more. Alcohol in flavour. Elegant anyhow and a nice finish.
SAI point14.75JB point17.00SS point15.00Group point16.19
SAI rank36JB rank9SS rank30Group rank21
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRebello Valente, RobertsonVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.
BouquetDried fruit and herbs in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Dried fruit in flavour. Elegant and balanced with a nice finish.
SAI point16.50JB point16.50SS point17.50Group point16.39
SAI rank22JB rank14SS rank10Group rank17
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseSandemanVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetVery complex nose of coffee, cacao, tea, ginger and cinnamon and much more.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top but will live for long. A very long runner. Complex port with a marvellous, generous and never ending finish. How wonderful!!
SAI point19.00JB point17.00SS point18.50Group point17.28
SAI rank4JB rank9SS rank4Group rank6
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1963
ColourMature quite tawny in colour
BouquetLovely old hospital, coffee and cacao in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Sweet. Complex and wonderful port with a lovely and very, very long finish.
SAI point17.25JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point16.42
SAI rank14JB rank14SS rank18Group rank16
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseTaylorVintage1963
ColourYellow , mature in colour
BouquetOld grocery, coffee, tea, crème caramel and liquorice in the nose. You get it all!!
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on its top bur still some soft tannins and will probably develop more. Elegant and balanced port with an enormous wonderful and never ending finish. Marvellous. Can Port be better?
SAI point20.00JB point18.00SS point19.00Group point19.08
SAI rank1JB rank3SS rank2Group rank1
Comment
HouseWarreVintage1963
ColourYellow , mature in colour
BouquetToffee, liquorice and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Liquorice in flavour. Elegant and balanced port with a long, attractive and long finish. Delicious.
SAI point18.25JB point16.50SS point18.00Group point17.61
SAI rank6JB rank14SS rank6Group rank4
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and cacao in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Toffee in flavour. Elegant, complex and balanced port with a long, attractive and wonderful finish.
SAI point17.50JB point16.00SS point17.50Group point16.25
SAI rank9JB rank20SS rank10Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking

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