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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto 2003 | 750 ml.

Item #: 21934

Store Location: RR2A | 6

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Critical Acclaim

SP92+ Wine Spectator Jul 31, 2005

"[Barrel tasting] This is solid and powerful, with the dense mouthfeel of a big and rich young Port. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Very tight and muscular. Almost 95–100. I expected a little more, but it could turn out even better after bottling." (92–94 pts.)

SP94 Wine Spectator Apr 30, 2006

"Lovely aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and layers of ripe, round, velvety tannins. Flavorful finish. More round and refined than from barrel. Best after 2014." (94 pts.)

WE97 Wine Enthusiast 2/1/2007

"Inky purple in color, this youngest Taylor vintage Port boasts a floral, wonderfully open and appealing bouquet, backed by layers of rich fruit. What makes this wine extra special is the seductive texture — somewhere between creamy and syrupy — and ample length. Hold." (97 pts.)

ST93+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jan/Feb 2006

"Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite primary and unevolved today. Shows strong but integrated acidity and a tight kernel of fruit. Best today on the slow-building, rising, aristocratic finish. But today the wine’s tannins are less obvious than its acids. This seems distinctly less ripe and chewy that the great 2000 Taylor’s but it’s still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and reserve." (93+ pts.)

WS96 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2005

"The 2003 vintage surrounds Taylor’s classically hard-core iron grip with fruit that’s generous, succulent and rich. The aromas of violets and spice seem to rise out of a blast of black rock, the muscular tannin inseparable from the fresh fruit. Though the ripeness and richness of the vintage tends to blur many of the distinctions among the best Ports, the relatively dry style of Taylor stands out, the extreme power of its structure bringing to mind a wrought iron fence stretching off into the distance. Winemaker David Guimaraens describes 2003 as a concentrating year, and points to 1966 as a parallel to the vintage. Likely the longest lived of the ’03s, this should be drinking best from 2033 through 2055, then mature into a firm old age for decades after." (96 pts.)

Portugal

Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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More Information
SKU21934
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameTaylor Fladgate Vintage Porto
CountryPortugal
Product Location - Location-AppellationDouro
Package Size750 ml.
BrandTaylor Fladgate
Bottles per Case12
Spirit/Port StyleVintage Port
Vintage2003
Bin Location6
Premier PickNo
Wine Typenone
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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