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2003 Taylor's - Vintage Port 750ml
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2003 Taylor's - Vintage Port
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Professional Reviews

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93(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 124

($91) 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 than the great 2000 Taylor's but it's still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and reserve. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)

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JR
18

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Dark, luscious crimson. Some development at the rim. Very married, integrated nose. Super luscious - really quite different from the usual Taylor - so concentrated and luscious and polished you could almost enjoy it tonight! Just a tad of tar and liquorice on the end but almost irresistible now!! Just a bit of fine tannin on the end.

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Pierre Rovani Issue: 161

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.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Lovely 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. 13,000 cases made.

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RH
96+

For The Love of Port Author: Roy Hersh Issue: Issue 32

Fully opaque violet/purple color. Plum and prune notes with mocha. Just an exciting youngster filled with promise of future greatness. A massively structured wine, with intense and powerful "in your face" opulent fruit. Rich, chew and primary at just five years of age. This needs four decades to reach its potential. Cheek sucking tannins lead to a finish that is insanely long and delicious. Drink now through 2053.

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Community Reviews

84

philcohen Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 01/31/2012 Drink Dates: 2016-2033

Forawrd and intense. Not ready yet.

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Ryan Opaz Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 12/06/2005

1st Wood, earth, dried fruit, and cinnamon on the nose. The mouth is complex with cherry, blackberry, clove, minerals earth and chocolate. Fine tannins with a nicely balanced acidity. 4/5 2nd Dried fruit, wood, and almond/hazelnut show on the nose. High acid, big tannins though a bit rough. Flavors of grape, blackberry, and spices.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

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