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Taylor Fladgate, Vintage Port, 2003


A very hot year in the Douro which Taylor's coped with with ease to produce this stunning vintage Port. A great Port with a long life ahead of it.

Cardinal's Rating 98
Colour Port
Grape Variety Port Blend
Country Portugal
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The great port house of Taylor Fladgate came up trumps yet again with its vintage Port in 2003. With its firm structure and great complexity both on the nose and the palate this is a port built for the long haul which belies the very hot and difficult conditions this year. It is a dark, ink-coloured wine with woodsmoke, blackcurant, leather and savoury meatiness on the nose. The finish appears to be almost infinite. A wine for laying down for the future.
Pierre Rovani sums this beautiful Taylor Fladgate port perfectly:
"The 2003 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port improved each time I raised it to my nose or mouth. It displays a black color and a salty, graphite-laced nose packed with sweet black fruits that is reminiscent of a stellar vintage of Chateau Latour. With air, notes of molasses, burnt sugar, spices, and jammy plums emanate from the glass. Full-bodied, hugely dense, immensely rich, as well as thick, this behemoth is also amazingly balanced and harmonious. Raisins, molasses, licorice, black cherries, plums, and a distinctive note of violets are found in its complex, seamless character. Its interminable finish reveals additional notes of chocolate, kirsch, red as well as black currants, dark cherries, and rose blossoms. Armed with exceptional power, depth, and purity, this Taylor will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest ever crafted by the Fladgate Partnership."

Still very young, this is a great investment for future drinking from 2035 - 2060
Producer / Vineyard Taylor's
Colour Port
Vintage 2003
Country Portugal
Area Douro
Region Porto
Grape Variety Port Blend
Body Full
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Neck
ABV 20.5%
When to drink? 2035-2060
Cardinal's Rating 98
Price Comparison £96.50 - Hedonism Wines (checked 02/04/13); £94.00 - Vintage Wine and Port (checked 05/07/15)
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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