Graham's declares a Vintage Port only in exceptional years, perhaps three times in a decade, and in the intervening years may produce a Quinta Vintage Ports from Quinta dos Malvedos or Quinta do Tua. These Quinta Vintage Ports are aged in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for 10 years or more after harvest, before being released to the market, ready for enjoyment.
Graham’s Vintage Ports are outstanding for their consistent quality and long life. James Suckling’s series of notes for old vintages tasted in 1990 confirm this – how many wines, after 40 or more years, are rated so highly and noted as “will improve with age” ?
1963 is a monumental Vintage of legendary proportions. One of the 20th Century's finest. Vintage Port against which all others are judged. Declared by all the major Port houses. Along with 1945 this Vintage is a classic.
Contemporary Family Comments
“The drought that had lasted since Whitsun broke on the morning of the 10th September with three hours steady rains. This was followed by several heavy thundery showers on the 11th, all of which has done a great deal of good. Now fine weather is required until the vintage”.
16th September 1963. Michael D Symington
Alcohol by Volume: 20% v/v (20ºc)
Total Acidity: 3.90 g/l tartaric acid