1953 was not a declared year, so Ports from the year are difficult to find.
The 1953 vintage was generally an excellent year for Italian wine, as it was for other regions throughout Europe.
Another strong candidate for Bordeaux vintage of the century, the 1953 wines are sumptuous and rich, and have always been exalted highly by critics. The 1953 vintage reached its peak in the 1970s and is now declining slowly, however the wines are still very drinkable and will last many more years. These would make a good 68 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration this year.