Dow's Vintage Port

Douro, Portugal   |  Fortified   |  Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional   |  1963
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DOWS-PORT-1963
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DOWS-PORT-1963-1-750-DP-1
1 x 750ml
£180.00
DOWS-PORT-1963-1-750-DP-2
1 x 750ml
£170.00
DOWS-PORT-1963-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml

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£190.00
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£190.00 per bottle - Dow's 1963 Vintage Port - Good condition

£180.00 per bottle - Dow's 1963 Vintage Port - Lightly Bin Soiled

£170.00 per bottle - Dow's 1963 Vintage Port - Bin Soiled


Dow’s Vintage Ports are only produced in years of exceptional quality and represent only a very small part of the total company’s production in that year. On average only two or three times every ten years are the weather conditions sufficiently good to allow for the making of Dow’s Vintage Port.

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Dow’s Vintage Ports have been landmark wines in virtually every great year, consistently setting the standards amongst all Port houses. Vintage Ports such as the remarkable Dow 1896, the 1927, 1945, 1955, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1980 and the Dow 1994 are all legends in the history of this great wine. These Ports are still magnificent today, even when 50 or over 100 years old. Few wines can claim this quality and this pedigree.

Dow's Vintage Ports are drawn from the companies' finest vineyards; Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta de Senhora da Ribeira. Each property contributes to the Dow’s unique and distinctive style. When young, Dow’s Vintage Ports are purple-black, austere, complex and intensely concentrated, full-bodied and balanced with very fine peppery tannins.

"Mid to pale ruby with a brick rim. Wonderfully mature, complex nose with dried fruits – prunes? – but freshness too. Hint of dark chocolate. Alcohol wonderfully integrated. Then on the palate a real dancer of a wine – perfectly lively and truly tonic on the palate. Real delicacy – not desperately sweet, just beautifully balanced. Very very clean finish with a definite whisper of tannin on the finish. The Syms reckons this would be one of the top four or five vintage ports of the 20th century by anyone’s reckoning and certainly it demonstrated to me exactly what I love about really mature, top quality vintage port – a world away from young ruby." 19.5 pts, Jancis Robinson

"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1963 is a classic, a monumental, rich, still tannic wine that will last at least another 30 years." 92 pts, Robert M. Parker, Jr.

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  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage1963
  CountryPortugal
  RegionDouro
  GrapeTouriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
  Wine TypeFortified wines
  Wine StyleFortified
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityDrink now
  SweetnessDry
  Food MatchCheese - Mature Cheddar, Cheese - Roquefort Blue, Desserts - Chocolate cake, Occasions – Apéritif

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