Ended 30 January 2024
1963 Dow's Vintage Port  75cl
1963 Dow's Vintage Port  75cl 1963 Dow's Vintage Port  75cl
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Lot 177810

1963 Dow's Vintage Port 75cl

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EUR €143.66

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A bottle of 1963 Dow's Vintage Port.

'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. 19.5/20 points' Jancis Robinson MW, tasted 2006

Please note, the label is missing, but this appears to be a 75cl bottle.

This 1963 Dow's Vintage Port sold at our online auction for £120


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear. Please note, the label is missing, but the vintage and shipper are clear from the glass shoulder embossing and top of the capsule. The cork is slightly raised by 1 to 2mm.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults. Older bottles often contain sediment. Wines are more fragile than spirits and older wines may be listed, at our discretion, for their historical interest rather than their drinkability. We can in no way guarantee that they are still within their plateau of maturity or to the buyer’s taste.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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Upper shoulder

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