Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2003


SKU 10937


This is a Port of a Lifetime... Taylor Fladgate Vintage 2003 will age effortlessly for the next 50 years making it a must-have for collectors and/or parents with children born in 2003! Look for a classic Taylor nose, with exotic scents of violets, spices and intense dark berry fruits. The stylish and racy palate is currently displaying a tight fabric of tannins and concentrated grapey flavours which keep intensifying through the seemingly endless finish. This concentrated beauty can be decanted in its youth for explosive flavors or cellared for decades...
Category Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Taylor Fladgate
  • wa98+

Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Taylor's has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013.

Pierre Rovani, June 27, 2013
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastInky 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.

Joe Czerwinski, February 1, 2007
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorLovely aromas of currants, blackberries 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. 13,000 cases made.

James Suckling, April 30, 2006