A landmark vintage and reference for many who have been lucky enough to drink the Taylor Fladgate 1963 Vintage Port. It is surprisingly more...

Classic Vintage1963

A landmark vintage and reference for many who have been lucky enough to drink the Taylor Fladgate 1963 Vintage Port. It is surprisingly more youthful in colour than the 1960.

In 1963, a cold Winter was followed by a wet Spring. Christmas Day temperature of -4ºC was one of the lowest for many years. Apart from two periods of hot weather in July and August, the Summer was cool. The harvest started on 7th October with perfect weather, hot days and cool nights.

TASTING NOTES

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.

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The giant 1963 is as equally marked by the character of the year as the house style. The great strength and amazing backbone are supported by...

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