2003 Port Vintage Report
A general declaration of vintage, the 2003 produced classic Vintage Port. This year's wines have great traditional tannic structure with attractive ripe fruit flavours.
14 products found.
2003 Burmester Port, 2003
In Branded Gift Box
This 2003 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2003 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.
The 2003 Burmester has a dark colour with some lightning on the edge. On the nose there are black cherries intertwined with dark fruits and berries. On the nose it has Morelloi cherry and dark fruits. Still some tannins as this wine has not quite reached maturity. Good notes and a long finish - one to hold for a few years. 90/100 TC 6/21
Stock: 58 in Stock
Dow's Port, 2003
An outstanding 2003 vintage Port Wine from Dow's Port.
"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. …
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Fonseca Port, 2003
Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
A 2003 vintage Port Wine from Fonseca. This is a rare Magnum format from Fonseca. They produce wine in quintas in the Douro valley, Portugal, where the unique weather and soil conditions produce some of the greatest Port Wine in the world.
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. …
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Kopke Port, 2003
White Colheita Port with Kopke branded box
A 2003 vintage Port Wine. 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.
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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Kopke Port, 2003
The 2003 Kopke Vintage Port still has a very dark core with a little lightning on the edge. Familiar Kopke notes of dark cherries and red fruits,. On the palate quite mature for its age and setting down nicely for the next decade or so. Jammy fruit and red berries - medium mouthfeel and a fresh, long finish. Very good. TC VWP 91/100 6/21
A 2003 vintage port wine. Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines. …
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Kopke Port, 2003
A 2003 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Kopke 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. …
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Messias Port, 2003
Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port
A 2003 vintage Port Wine. The Messias colheita port from the good 2003 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2017.
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.
Stock: 56 in Stock
Messias Port, 2003
Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
A 2003 vintage Port Wine. 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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Quinta de la Rosa, 2003
La Rosa's classic house style achieved by slow maceration in traditional granite 'Lagares' has produced a wine full of luscious forward fruit with a very attractive nose and a long velvety slightly drier finish across the palate
La Rosa is a vertically integrated Quinta rising to 450 metres above sea level, boasting many hidden micro climates within its cirtilage. Where possible we vintage and mature these small 'lotes' separately in order to achieve the maximum complexity in the finished ports, which would not have been possible from a less diversely planted property.
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Quinta do Vesuvio, 2003
A 2003 vintage Port Wine from Quinta do Vesuvio 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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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 2003
A 2003 vintage Port Wine. The structured, ungenerous dark ruby-colored 2003 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port offers a nose of tobacco, smoke, and black fruits. Its tannic character exhibits flavors of stones, black plums, blackberries, boysenberries, and hints of cigar box. Appealingly expressive yet firm, this wine softened slightly over a 4 day period, revealing notes of spicy molasses. It will be at its best between 2018 and 2028.
"Purplish crimson. Vigorous, savoury, not especially sweet. Grown-up vintage port. Lovely weight and integration. Already hints at complex flavours to come. Great charge of all the elements needed. …
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Warre's Vintage Port, 2003
A vintage 2003 Port Wine from Warre's Vintage Port. Warre's Port was first founded by two Englishmen in 1670.
"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." - 93 / 100 points, Pierre Rovan, Wine Advocate. …
Stock: 20 in Stock