2003 Port Vintage Report

A general declaration of vintage. Classic Vintage Port. The 2003 port vintage has great traditional tannic structure with attractive ripe fruit flavours.

30 products found.

Burmester Port, 2003

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Colheita Port presented in branded wooden case

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2003 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose. Very good length.

The 2003 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

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Price: £32.95
Stock: 47 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2003

Vintage Port SINGLE 75cl bottle

Churchills has built an enviable reputation for producing Port Wines of the highest quality, reflected by their impressive performance at comparative tastings.

The 2003
Churchill is a rich, full-bodied, powerful port, it possesses the complexity, richness, and overall dimension typical of this house.
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Croft Port, 2003

Vintage Port

A medium intensity Port with a garnet core and mahogany rim. A lovely pronounced nose of figs and prunes, with some walnut characters. Also slightly earthy. Good sweet fruit on the palate and a full mouth feel. This is followed by a long, smooth nutty finish. After a 40-year absence, the 2003 Croft was made by the use of traditional treading in stone Lagers. The 2003 reflects the benefits of two years of strict vineyard management with gloriously pure fruit and scents of wild blueberry and crême de more. The purity and expression of fruit persists on the palate, supported by dense but very svelte tannins, culminating in a long finish.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2003

Vintage Port

94 Points - Wine Advocate

Reviews:
"The complex aromatics of the opaque, black-colored 2003 Dow Vintage Port display chocolate, dried oak, black cherries, blackberries, copious spices, and a myriad flowers. This fresh, backward wine offers a medium to full-bodied, deeply concentrated core of spice-laced dark fruits. Softly-textured and seductive in the mid-palate, it boasts abundant layers of candied Damson plums, blueberries, black cherries, molasses, and hints of chocolate before revealing its firm structure. Extremely youthful and primary, this exceptional effort demands patience. Projected maturity: 2045+.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 34 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2003

Vintage Port (MAGNUM)

Rare Magnum Format.


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Price: £149.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ferreira, 2003

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Special release from the Ferreira Cellars.
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Price: £24.95
Stock: 20 in Stock

Feuerheerd, 2003

Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Feuerheerd, 2003

Feuerheerd Porto Vintage 2003

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Rufete

Port from a single exceptional harvest may be declared as a "Vintage". Bottled after spending between two to three years in wood, the wine continues to m ature in bottle until it is ready to drink In some cases, this may take two decades or more.

Tasting Notes
Feuerheerd's Vintage with a strong ruby-like colour with a violet shades, has a very fresh aromas, notes of mint and wild berries. On the palate, is full bodied with strong tannins, well rounded and elegant. Long-lasting finish.

Suggestions:
Perfect Port wine to accompany goat cheeses or typical Portuguese buttery cheese, ice-cream or simply as a digestif.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage port

From the outstanding 2003 vintage and scoring 95+ points.

"Wild aromas, with flowers, blackberries and passion fruit. Full-bodied, massive on the palate. Medium-sweet. The finish goes on for minutes. A mega young Port. Fonseca. What do you expect?." 95-100/100 points. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr-05)
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L

Rare Magnum format

Fine deep colour with brick red edge. Good depth of nose, sweet and harmonious, some spirit on the nose, rich, soft touches of dark chocolate and cherry (cherry tomato). Harmonious, elegant wine, some fine structure with exciting hints of spice and mint, very focused fruit, soft. A delightful Vintage Port now with good tannins to take it to old age. Appears softer than usual. Closing nose. Big fruit, blackcurrant and blackberry, real intense jams with cocoa notes and firm yet silky tannins. Powerful Vintage Port. Fine ripe fruit, good expression, cherry, a charming character.
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Price: £175.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage port

From the outstanding 2003 vintage and scoring 95+ points.

"Wild aromas, with flowers, blackberries and passion fruit. Full-bodied, massive on the palate. Medium-sweet. The finish goes on for minutes. A mega young Port. Fonseca. What do you expect?." 95-100/100 points. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr-05)
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 31 in Stock

Grahams Port, 2003

Vintage Port

*** 95/100 Points - Wine Advocate ***
Aromas of violets just fly out the glass! Endless layers of very ripe blackberry fruit coat the palate. Great depth of structure with sweet liquorice flavour. combining with rich tannins, give this wine an outstanding complexity.

"Dark chocolate. More masculine in style here. Smooth, great appeal. Seamless. Spice-laden, grippy structure. This is superb. Approachable and seductive, and a bit of a crowd-pleaser at present. Should be brilliant with time, and another contender for wine of the vintage. 19+/20" The Wine Doctor.


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Price: £69.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2003

Colheita Port

The 2003 Kopke Single Harvest has an intense red colour with a tawny halo. Presents a complex bouquet of dried fruits, standing-out the spicy notes. Sophisticated and delicate in taste. Good structure, well-balanced acidity and a pleasant unctuousness. Long and persistent finish.

Enjoy this exemplary port lightly chilled with fruity desserts like tarte tatin, creme brulée or Christmas pudding, even rich chocolate mousse. The classic pairing of Stilton cheese is also excellent, as are ripe tropical fruits.

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2003

WHITE Colheita Port

The 2003 Kopke White port has a cool, light-amber color. This unique white colheita derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region. Starting with aromas of a Pear Clafouti and burnt sugar, this elegant port delivers luscious flavors of Japanese pear-apple, with accents of hazelnut, nutmeg and orange zest. The lingering grapefruit finish provides the perfect balance for the sweetness.

Food Pairing:
Shows finesse and sophistication when combined with caramel desserts, dried fruits and spices, like caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tatin tart, burnt cream and Cheeses of minimum intensity.
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 20 in Stock

Messias Port, 2003

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

The Messias colheita port from the good 2003 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.

The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.

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Price: £29.95
Stock: 60 in Stock

Messias Port, 2003

Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Full-bodied, fine aroma and taste, remarkable notes of wild fruits, subtle and pleasant vanilla, which is achieved by the maturity in old, used barrels. On the palate, tannins can be of great personality find evenly and excellent. Pleasant and long aftertaste.


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Price: £42.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Portal, 2003

Vintage Port

Very deep colour. Sweet fruity nose is vibrant and plumy with some raspberry fruit. The palate is concentrated and sweet with lovely spicy depth and tannic structure. Bright, pure fruit here combines with some grippy tannins.
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Price: £37.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quinta Do Colmaca, 2003

Vintage Port

A small property of 9 hectares, Colmaça has been producing Vintage Port and LBV independently since the start of the 21th Century.

Reviews:
Very dark. Very austere on the nose. More fruity in the mouth and somewhat rounded. Good tannins and nice long finish.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2003

Vintage Port

*** 94 Points - eRobert Parker ***

Reviews: "The inky, purple-colored, opaque 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port soars from the glass, revealing dates, black cherries, copious flowers, and plums. Full-bodied, broad, and lush, this top-flight wine is harmonious and exhibits stupendous purity of fruit. Blueberries, cherries, and candied strawberries can be found in its nuanced, lengthy, plum-laced core as well as in its immensely long, dried berry-tinged finish. Drink this beauty between 2020 and 2045+." P Rovani eRobert Parker


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Price: £89.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2003

Colheita Port

In exceptional years, certain lots of wine with great ageing potential are set aside to spend their lives maturing in casks. At a given stage, we decide to bottle a part of a vintage. The rest is kept in casks where the wine will mature into new expression at a later stage. Thus, one and the same Colheita vintage can be put onto the market on 3 or 4 occasions: after 15 years, 30 years or 40 years of maturing, and in some cases even longer. All grapes come from the vineyard Quinta do Noval. Grapes from Quinta do Noval are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then during fermentation are pressed in lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta.
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Price: £49.50
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port

** 95/100 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 2003 Vesuvio is of superb quality,
possessing Vesuvio's lovely scented nose of violets, layers of opulent blackcurrant fruit and a powerful, tightly knit structure suggesting
great longevity. The overall harmony of this wine is astonishing, even at this young stage. The wine will bring great pleasure throughout its long life.

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Price: £79.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port

***93 Points Wine Advocate-
91 Points Wine Journal***

"Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring. Projected maturity: 2030-2050." Pierre Rovan, Wine Advocate.

"The nose is marked by lifted pure blackberry, dark cherry and black olive aromas, very intense and ripe with wonderful definition and showing no signs of the summer heat.
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Price: £67.95
Stock: 17 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port MAGNUM

Please note that this is a rare MAGNUM format

***93 Points Wine Advocate-
91 Points Wine Journal***

"Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring. Projected maturity: 2030-2050." Pierre Rovan, Wine Advocate.

"The nose is marked by lifted pure blackberry,
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

2003 Port Gift Set

2x 75cl bottles, A Bottle of 2003 Calem Colheita Port and A Bottle of 2003 Gould Campbell Vintage Port (Presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated).

2003 CALEM COLHEITA PORT:
Attractive brown with auburn tinge. Complex and delicate nose, dominated by notes of walnut and honey under a woody surrounding background. Excellent structure, balanced acidity and freshness blameless. A refined intensity that emerges from the long and endless end.

2003 GOULD CAMPBELL VINTAGE PORT:
** 87 points Wine Advocate *** Reviews "Coffee, black fruits, and graphite can be detected in the almost Pauillac-like nose of the dark purple-colored 2003 Gould Campbell Vintage Port. On the palate, this forward medium to full-bodied wine displays chocolate, tar, blackberry, molasses, and plum flavors in a slightly raw yet harmonious format.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Calem Port, 2003

Colheita Port

Attractive brown with auburn tinge. Complex and delicate nose, dominated by notes of walnut and honey under a woody surrounding background. Excellent structure, balanced acidity and freshness blameless. A refined intensity that emerges from the long and endless end.
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Price: £28.95
Stock: Out of Stock