This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
Price: £249.00 (1 in Stock)
This Burmester vintage port from the outstanding 1963 vintage is now at its peak. As well as still having admirable sweetness and concentration, it has a wildness and richness about it. A tremendous finish that goes on for ever reveals its superb quality.
Price: £295.00 (1 in Stock)
Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
We quote from the tasting notes of greatbordeauxwines.com tasting in 2005:-
"Château d’Yquem 1963 87 points
Tasted in April 2005. Brown like cola. Aromas of mocca, burnt coffee beans and caramel. It had some sweetness on the palate but very little of noble rot. This was light and well-balanced wine with fine aftertaste."
Price: £695.00 (1 in Stock)
"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 chocolate spicy aroma. Ripe rich round slightly hot fruit on the palate'. Cellar Tracker tasted 2005.
Rating 94/100 (CT)
Price: £169.00 (2 in Stock)
91 points Wine Spectator:
"Has great elegance and harmony, and should continue to improve for many years. Medium ruby-red, with very fresh plum aromas, medium-bodied, with very delicate fresh fruit flavours, lively acidity and a delicate finish." (01/89)
Price: £189.00 (26 in Stock)
Vintage Port (Unlabelled - embossed capsules)
From the legendary 1963 vintage the Delaforce 1963 is a light ruby red colour to a brown rim. Aromas of cherries and nuts. Medium bodied with cinnamon, spice, and earth. Moderate finish.
Price: £159.00 (14 in Stock)
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A superb port from a top vintage which has certainly continued to improve over the last fifty-six years. It is close to its optimum with an excellent structure, complex taste and aroma. Very smooth, slightly sweet and sublimely easy to drink featuring attractive, mellow fruitcake flavours and lightness on the palate.
Price: £149.00 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port (unlabelled)
The 1963 Feuerheerd is clean, well-focused fruit flavours and a fresh, balanced finish. Medium red with a ruby hue, fresh black cherry aromas, medium-bodied, with very clean cherry flavours and a long, balanced finish.
Price: £189.00 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port (Unlabelled - embossed capsule)
*** 96 Points Robert Parker **
Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
"The 1963, one of the great modern-day classics of vintage port, is an incredibly aromatic, sublime, majestic port that simply defines Fonseca's style perfectly." Robert Parker 1989.
Price: £295.00 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port (Peatling and Cawdron Bottling)
Price: £225.00 (2 in Stock)