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.

16 products found.

Croft Port, 2003

Vintage Port

A 2003 vintage Port Wine from Croft 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: 9 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2003

Vintage Port

An outstanding 2003 vintage Port Wine from Dow's Port.
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.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 29 in Stock

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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Price: £175.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

J W Hart, 2003

Colhieta Single Harvest Port


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Price: £34.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

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.

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: £48.95
Stock: 16 in Stock

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.

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Price: £29.95
Stock: 4 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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Price: £42.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2003

Vintage Port

Niepoort is a family company now in its fifth generation and presently managed by Dirk Niepoort. Despite being the second smallest shippers in the trade they are second to none in quality. Already famous for their classic tawny ports, they have now joined the ranks of the great producers of Vintage Port.

The 2003 has a vivid, intense colour. Intense, herb, spicy nose. Massively concentrated rich, firm palate with lovely spicy tannins providing structure. Rich, full-on style. Excellent
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Price: £79.89
Stock: 4 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2003

Vintage Port

Deep red color, almost opaque. Intense fruity aromas. Mouth full with soft tannins. long finish.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2003

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port

Mahogany colour, aroma a bit closed, with notes of marmalade, dried apricots and hazelnuts. Very well in the mouth, with class and is not being too oily, gives a good proof, elegant and good ending.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Quinta de la Rosa, 2003

Vintage Port

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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Price: £89.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2003

Vintage Port

An outstanding 2003 vintage Port Wine.
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+." - 94 / 100 points, P Rovani, eRobert Parker.


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Price: £99.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port

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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Price: £79.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port

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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Price: £65.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port

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.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 29 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage port

A Port Wine from the outstanding 2003 vintage from the Fonseca quintas of the Douro valley, Portugal. One of the greatest wine regions in the world. 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: Out of Stock