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1963 Dow's

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue; John Harvey & Sons capsule; reproduced front label

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; John Harvey & Sons capsule; reproduced front label

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

19.5Jancis Robinson

...perfectly lively and truly tonic on the palate. Real delicacy – not desperately sweet, just beautifully balanced. Very very clean finish...

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

92Wine Spectator

Tasted from magnum. This is a wonderfully silky and rich wine. Deep and concentrated raspberry and cherry character, with a hint of spice. Full-bodied and very sweet, with layers of fruit and a long finish.

****Michael Broadbent

...perfect weight, flavour and balance...

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

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