2003 Taylor

Taylor

96Average Score
Red
24x37.5cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£547.00
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£533.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
96
Critic Notes

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. Projected maturity: 2035-2060. Pierre Rovani, oct 2005

Score: 98-/100The Wine Advocate

The 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. eRobertParker.com.June, 2013

Score: 95-/100Neal Martin

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. Best after 2014. 13,000 cases made. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2006

Score: 94-/100Wine Spectator
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Product details
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20.5%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
Port
Drinking Window
-
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20.5%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
Port
Drinking Window
-
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