1963 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Report and Buying Guide

 1963  Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. If you are seeking more in-depth information on anything and everything related to the Bordeaux wine region please see the: All About Bordeaux Wine Guide .

1963 Bordeaux wine was bad when it was bottled and time has only made it worse.  The summer was cold and wet. Rot on the grapes was a major problem for growers. Damage from severe hail storms further reduced the crop yields. The 1963 Bordeaux harvest officially started October 7. 1963 Bordeaux wine at their best were light, acidic wines. From their initial release, 1963 Bordeau wines quickly headed downhill from there. Chateau Palmer stands out as they are the most notable Bordeax chateau that declassified their entire crop. On the bright side for 1963, the Beatles scored their first number one hit’s in England and all over Europe. With the release of their first LP, “With The Beatles” there was no looking back for the Fab Four who were now officially on their to becoming the most important and influential musical group of all time!

If you need a wine for a birth year or anniversary, 1963 was an outstanding year for Vintage Port. To read about other Bordeaux vintages from 1945 to today: Bordeaux Year to Year Detailed Vintage Reports & Guide 1945 to Today