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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1963

VintageRatingBroad-
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SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1963Classic5984467

Declared brands that we know of are the following 67:

1963:A Pinto dos Santos
Adams
Almiro
Andresen
Averys
Barros
Berry Bros
Borges
Burmester
Butler Nephew
Calem
Cockburn
Constantino
Croft
Dalva
Delaforce
Diez
Douro Wine Shippers & Growers Association
Dow's
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
Gilbert
Gilbey
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Hedges-Butler
Hooper
Hunt
Kopke
Mackenzie
Martinez
Messias
Morgan
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Pocas Junior
Pousada
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Foz
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Corval
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Junco
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Roncao
Quinta do Sibio
Quinta do Vesuvio
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Reflets
Royal Oporto
Sandeman
Seguro
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Tuke Holdsworth
Vieira de Souza
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseAlmiro
Pocas Jr.
Vintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetEther, pharmacy and hospital in the bouquetScore range14.50 - 14.50
TasteLight body and full mature. Still quite kept together. Maybe a bit old in flavour but a decent aftertasteAverage score
Last tasted20th May 2001Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, SS
HouseAndresenVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, fudge, crème caramel and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Toffee in taste. Mature and peaking with just a little soft tannin. Sweet and elegant with perfectly harmony and a delicious finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAverysVintage1963
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetThis bottled was corked but some cream candy, toffee and spiciness was in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking but corked with some old acidity. It was not for us undrinkable as we found some spiciness and maybe liquorice in taste and a quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted8th May 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Forum Tasting in London, Great Britain.
This vintage is a blend of the following houses: Taylor, Fonseca and Sandeman in proportion 0.2, 1.0 and 3.0, respectively.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1963
ColourDark, yellow mature amber in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetComplex wonderful nose of old grocery shop, cacao, crème caramel, coffee, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch and much more.Score range16.50 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Is wonderful to enjoy now and will probably not be better! Cacao, toffee and butterscotch and lovely things in taste. Elegant and balanced port with lots of complexity and a lovely and long finish. Wonderful indeed! How wonderful port can be!Average score17.02
Last tasted31st March 2018Point this date17.75
CommentAt home with the family.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1963
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetBurned sugar, cream candy, figs, cinnamon, cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteAlmost medium body. Very mature and even maybe a little old. Burned sugar and cinnamon in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite short but elegant finish.Average score16.09
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetElegant, complex bouquet of truffles, dark chocolate, cacao, butterscotch, crème caramel and mint in the nose. Very impressive.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Wonderful complex taste. Mature and of course peaking. Flavour of dark chocolate, butterscotch and cacao. Balanced and complex with a delicious and quite long finish.Average score16.41
Last tasted1st April 2016Point this date17.00
CommentIn our private Wine Club.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1963
ColourVery mature yellow, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpiciness with ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and much more in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking – absolutely on the top. Balanced and very complex port. Very tasty with lots of different tastes such as ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and so on. A seductive, elegant and very long finish. Astonishing port indeed!Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1963
ColourYellow mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetWonderful complex old grocery shop with candy, cream candy, cinnamon, cacao, some coffee beans, Christmas spiciness, butterscotch, gingerbread and toffee in the nose.Score range16.75 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Very tasty indeed. Mature and at its peak. Butterscotch, gingerbread, toffee, crème caramel and lots of other things in taste. Complex, sweet, balanced and elegant with an enormous finish which never seems to end. Wonderful port! Just drink it, enjoy and you are near heaven!Average score17.22
Last tasted11th November 2023Point this date17.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1963
ColourBeautiful and attractive mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings47
BouquetWonderful complex bouquet of old grocery shop, coffee, fudge, toffee, tea, cacao, liquorice and much more.Score range16.75 - 18.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Vanilla, toffee, fudge, liquorice and chocolate in taste. Dry but balanced and very elegant. A long and wonderful finish which never seem to end. Easy to drink and love. An attractive port indeed and one of our favourites. Just drink it and love it!Average score17.08
Last tasted22nd July 2023Point this date17.90
CommentTasted in a friend’s birthday party.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2009 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseConstantinos
Quinta do Crastro
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex caramel and burned sugar nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Full mature and on the way down but elegant and complex. Easy to drink. Long finish. Wonderful port.Average score
Last tasted14th May 2005Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This was a single quinta vintage i.e. Quinta do Crastro. This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage1963
ColourMature yellow quite brihgnt in colour.Number of tastings19
BouquetFudge, toffee, ginger, some cacao, coffee, lots of spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 18.36
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Toffee, fudge, cacao, some coffee and much more in taste. Fairly sweet, elegant and balanced with a delicious and long finish. Lovely port indeed. Drink it and love it!Average score16.67
Last tasted23rd November 2023Point this date18.25
CommentTasted at the arrival dinner at the Port Wine Messe in Leverkusen, Germany.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDelaforceVintage1963
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetVery generous and quite complex elegant nose with figs, liquorice, burned sugar, dried fruit and crème caramel.Score range15.40 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Full mature and peaking. Balanced with good concentration, very elegant sweet and delicious taste of crema caramel, burned sugar and liquorice. A nice rather long and sweet finish. Delicious port indeed.Average score16.11
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1963
ColourMature yellow very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetLovely and generous bouquet of figs, crème caramel, Christmas raisin, cacao, old grocery shop, some herbs and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking. Figs, crème caramel, chocolate cacao and much more in taste. Delicious and balanced with a nice, very long and very attractive finish. This port will not be better but is wonderful today so just drink it and love it!Average score16.46
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottled has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1963
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings27
BouquetComplex nose of roses, candy, toffee, ginger, cacao, chocolate, roasted coffee, some spiciness and much more in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied with almond paste, candy, cream candy, cacao coffee, chocolate ginger and lots of other things in flavour. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with a long, complex and very attractive finish which never seem to end. Port is a lovely drink! Just let us continue to drink the 1963s!Average score17.13
Last tasted5th November 2023Point this date17.75
CommentTasted at a Great Tasting with the Wine Society 18% in Malmö, Sweden.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2023 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1963
ColourMature light yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, candy, cream candy, Sultan raisin, nuts, orange zest and ginger bread in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.25
TasteA light medium body. Mature and peaking. Ginger bread, some candy and nuts and much more in taste. Balanced and rather complex port with a very attractive, lovely and long finish. Will not be better but just drink it and love it!Average score16.75
Last tasted7th April 2023Point this date17.25
CommentTasted with the family at home.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1963
ColourMedium garnet and almost tawny in rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetRoasted coffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.75 - 18.25
TasteFull-bodied impressive port. Tobacco and some coffee in flavour. Complex and on top now. Lovely finish!Average score17.25
Last tasted26th September 2020Point this date18.25
CommentAt Henrik Lilja's Ferreira tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreira
Quinta do Vesuvio
Vintage1963
ColourMature yellow quite nice colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex mint, toffee, burned candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteMature and at its peak. Quite full-bodied. Toffee in flavour. Elegant and balanced. Complex, long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.97
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old. Elegant with cacao in taste. Complex port with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1963
ColourBeautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings29
BouquetEnormous bouquet of crème caramel, toffee, liquorice, violet, some spiciness, herbs and much more in the nose.Score range16.90 - 19.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but will keep for a long time. Complex, balanced and very elegant port with violet, toffee, liquorice, some spiciness, herbs and much more in taste and with an extremely long, never ending finish. A wonderful port indeed.Average score17.80
Last tasted22nd December 2023Point this date19.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous pharmacy, ether and old hospital in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Fully mature. Elegant but quite old and a rather short finish. However, quite good.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2005Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez-ByassVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGingerbread, figs, cream candy, candy, crème caramel herbs and much more in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking will not be better but is lovely today. Balanced and very elegant and lots of tastes in the mouth with a quite long, attractive and lovely finish. Just drink it and love it!Average score15.55
Last tasted9th December 2023Point this date16.75
CommentTasted in our Private Wine Club.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1963
ColourStill dark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and much more in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range17.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied port. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced with liquorice flavour. Long wonderful finish. This is a lovely port!Average score
Last tasted19th May 2005Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1963
ColourDark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetChocolate, toffee, coffee, violet and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 18.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Cacao and toffee in taste. Elegant and balanced with a complex, long and attractive finish which just are marvellous! Lovely port indeed.Average score17.58
Last tasted17th May 2018Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHedges-ButlerVintage1963
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteMature and peaking. Elegant and complex coffee flavour. Long finish. Quite good.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2000Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1963
ColourNice mature quite dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, nuts Christmas raisin and some pharmacy in the nose. Quite elegant.Score range16.50 - 18.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Nuts and cacao in taste. A complex and lovely finish. Lovely port!Average score17.38
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHunt, Roope & Co.Vintage1963
ColourMature very yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, menthol, nuts. toffee and butterscotch in the nose..Score range15.50 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Butterscotch, dark chocolate, cacao, toffee menthol and nuts in flavour. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but is wonderful to enjoy now. Elegant, very long and complex finish.Average score15.90
Last tasted14th December 2019Point this date17.50
CommentTasted at a Wine Friend’s home.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1963
ColourMature yellow very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFudge, burned candy hospital and ginger bread in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.00
TasteRather full bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Complex with a lovely, long and very attractive finish.Average score16.47
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1963
ColourMature yellow a little bright in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetOld grocery shop, crème caramel, cream candy, cacao, chocolate, nuts, ginger and some herbs in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking with a lovely old acidity in taste together with crème caramel, cream candy and other quite interesting tastes. Still quite elegant and complex but quite old and not at all so intensive as we are used to and a bit short finish. It is time to drink up, will not be better.Average score16.78
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMcKenzieVintage1963
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings17
BouquetFull complex nose of coffee, crème caramel, ginger bread, cacao, dark chocolate, old grocery shop, sweet liquorice and toffee.Score range15.75 - 17.25
TasteExcellent body. Complex and balance port. Mature and peaking. Toffee, cacao, chocolate, sweet liquorice, crème caramel and much more in taste. A very attractive port with a long, attractive and wonderful finish which continue to be rolling in the mouth.Average score16.49
Last tasted8th April 2023Point this date17.25
CommentTasting at home with the family.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMessiasVintage1963
ColourLight coloured tawny with an olive green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet burned candy, fudge and pharmacy in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Seemed a bit old and had some alcoholic taste, but easy to drink and in a way knit together anyhow. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao, dark chocolate and toffee. Complex and elegant nose.Score range16.25 - 19.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste of crème caramel and viol. Elegant and balanced with a complex long and wonderful finish. Marvellous port!Average score17.41
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date19.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings26
BouquetLovely minty, toffee, plum, candy, butterscotch, cacao, chocolate, liquorice, roasted coffee and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Very tasty with mint, candy toffee, cacao, some chocolate and butterscotch and much more in flavour. Elegant and balanced with a very long, attractive and lovely finish which never seem to end just rolling in the mouth.Average score16.61
Last tasted7th April 2023Point this date17.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGinger bread, toffee and fudge in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and elegant. Crème caramel in taste with a wonderful and generous finish. Very good indeed.Average score16.17
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1963
ColourStill quite dark with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea, crème caramel, and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking but maybe a little old. Balanced and complex with a long, long finish. Still a lovely port.Average score17.25
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1963
ColourYellow, very mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, cream candy, herbs and zest of an orange in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better so drink it and enjoy it now. Balanced and tasty with toffee, candy, herbs and orange zest in the mouth. The finish is quite attractive, rather long but very elegant.Average score
Last tasted4th May 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Great Tasting at the 30-Years Jubilee of The Wine Society 18% in Malmö.

In 2023 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Corval
Real Comp. Velha
Vintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSpring flowers and spiciness in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Very mature indeed very tasty. Balanced and quite elegant with a rather long finish.Average score15.22
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Crasto
Constantinos
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex caramel and burned sugar nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Full mature and on the way down but elegant and complex. Easy to drink. Wonderful port.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2005Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1963
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetGenerous bouquet of crème caramel, toffee, fudge, cream candy, cacao, chocolate, coffee, zest of an orange and much more in the nose.Score range16.75 - 18.25
TasteFull-bodied. Sweet and generous. Cacao, candy, chocolate, toffee orange, toffee and much more in taste. Mature and peaking. Will probably not be netter. Balanced and with a complex very long and lovely finish. It has really improved and been quite better during the last decade. This is a wonderful port!Average score17.26
Last tasted8th February 2023Point this date18.25
CommentTasted at home in 10th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1963
ColourBeautiful, still quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetDark berry, tobacco, violet coffee, cacao and much more in the nose.Score range17.50 - 20.00
TasteFull-bodied. Still fruit and tannins but wonderfully balanced. Rather mature but will develop more. Balanced and complex. Marvellous finish. Can port be better?Average score19.09
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date20.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Sibio
Real Vinicola
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet of cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, old grocery shop and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Cacao and chocolate in taste. Sweet. Elegant and balanced port with a long, lovely and attractive finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vesuvio
Ferreira
Vintage1963
ColourMature yellow quite nice in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetComplex bouquet of mint, toffee, cream candy, sweet liquorice and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteMature and at its peak. Quite full-bodied. Toffee, mint, sweet liquorice and crème caramel in flavour. Elegant and balanced today and will probably not be better. Complex, long and very attractive finish. A wonderful port indeed!Average score17.10
Last tasted14th December 2019Point this date17.50
CommentTaste at a Wine Friend’s home.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld grocery shop, pharmacy and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old with some acidity. Complex port with a lovely and quite attractive finish.Average score16.33
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1963
ColourMature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetPepper, cacao, nuts and crème caramel in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old. Nuts and toffee in flavour. Elegant and quite balanced with an attractive finish.Average score15.66
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful yellow mature, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetRaisin, liquorice, mint, spring flowers, gingerbread, crème caramel, toffee and orange zest in the nose.Score range16.40 - 17.00
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking. Raisin, crème caramel, clove and much more in flavour. Very tasty and complex and easy to like and drink. Long and attractive finish. Lovely and wonderful port indeed!Average score16.56
Last tasted15th October 2023Point this date16.75
CommentTasted in a port friend's home in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1963
ColourStill quite dark but beautiful, mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetVery complex nose of roasted coffee, cacao, cream candy, butterscotch, tea, ginger, cinnamon, spiciness and much more.Score range16.50 - 18.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Mostly roasted coffee beans, cacao, butterscotch and toffee in taste but of course lots of other wonderful things also. Very tasty indeed. Balanced and complex port with a generous, lovely and attractive finish which never seem to end. What a wonderful port!!Average score17.96
Last tasted8th February 2023Point this date18.25
CommentTasted at home in 10th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSeguro
Pocas Jr
Vintage1963
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGinger, liquorice and cinnamon in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant with a wonderful and generous finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 1985Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely burned sugar, coffee, toffee and cacao in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Sweet. Toffee and pharmacy in taste. Complex and wonderful port with a lovely and very very long finish.Average score17.25
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1963
ColourYellow mature and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetViolets, some liquorice, coffee, tea, toffee, cacao and ginger in the nose.Score range17.00 - 18.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Candy, crème caramel, violets, nuts, some sweet liquorice and dark chocolate in taste. Balanced and complex and very elegant port with an enormous very attractive and tremendous long finish which never seem to end. We love it!Average score17.99
Last tasted22nd December 2023Point this date18.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings24
BouquetLovely bouquet with coffee, tea, toffee, cacao, vanilla, ginger, crème caramel, orange zest and spring flowers and so on in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Very tasty with coffee, toffee, cacao, orange zest and a lot more in flavour. Complex and balanced. Quite sweet. A wonderful, very long and incredible finish. What a lovely port! Just drink it and enjoy it! Will not be betterAverage score17.20
Last tasted8th February 2023Point this date17.50
CommentTasted at home in 10th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCrème caramel burned sugar, coffee, Sultan raisin and bitter chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Elegant, balanced and complex port with a long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.81
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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