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2003 Vintage Port

The Winter preceeding the 2003 harvest was very wet. Flowering took place in bright warm weather at the end of May in some of the best conditions seen for several years. 

The first two weeks of August provided the intense Summer heat which often precedes a great Port Vintage. The picking season in September was warm, dry and the yields were even across all grape varieties, ensuring balance and complexity in the wines.

The 2003 Vintage Port is an absolute blockbuster, which according to Robert Parker, ‘will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest ever crafted by Taylor’s.’

Key Stockists
The Vineyards
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest ports since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world. {+}


Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Terra Feita
Like those of Vargellas, the wines of the beautiful old property of Terra Feita are an essential component of the Taylor Vintage Port blend. The wines of Vargellas, sophisticated and aesthetic, provide elegance and finesse with their wonderfully pure and complex fruit, characteristic scent of vio... {+}


Quinta do Junco
Quinta do Junco
The magnificent old estate of Quinta do Junco is among the most well-known of the historic Pinhão Valley vineyards. Many visitors first encounter Quinta do Junco when taking the winding road out of the village of Pinhão in the direction of Gouvães or Sabrosa. {+}


Tasting Notes more {+}
Inky purple black with narrow magenta rim. Classic Taylor nose, with exotic scents of violet and gumcistus set against an impenetrable background of intense dark berry fruit. The 2003 Vintage Port shows a stylish and racy palate, displaying a tight fabric of sinewy tannins and packed with concentrated grapey flavours which intensify through the seemingly endless finish. Like many other great Taylor vintage this wine is an archetype of restrained power, its elegance and breeding concealing massiv...
Tasting Notes
Inky purple black with narrow magenta rim. Classic Taylor nose, with exotic scents of violet and gumcistus set against an impenetrable background of intense dark berry fruit. The 2003 Vintage Port shows a stylish and racy palate, displaying a tight fabric of sinewy tannins and packed with concentrated grapey flavours which intensify through the seemingly endless finish. Like many other great Taylor vintage this wine is an archetype of restrained power, its elegance and breeding concealing massive inner strength and stamina.
Accolades more {+}
Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access - 97 Points
01-12-2008
We love the way Taylor is put together. Always so solid with powerful dense fruit, flecked with floral (violet) notes. Lock and load this into the cellar for the next century.
Accolades
Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access - 97 Points
2008-12-01
We love the way Taylor is put together. Always so solid with powerful dense fruit, flecked with floral (violet) notes. Lock and load this into the cellar for the next century.
Port & Food more {+}
Matching Port & Food
Port is delicious served as an aperitif, with dessert or at the end of a meal. Matching Port and food isn't complicated, just follow your own taste and our simple guide. {+}
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