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.

21 products found.

Burmester Port, 2003

Colheita Port presented in branded wooden case

A 2003 vintage tawny port. 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. This port also features a 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: £38.95
Stock: 36 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2003

Vintage Port SINGLE 75cl bottle

A 2003 vintage Port Wine. Churchill's has built an enviable reputation for producing Port Wines of the highest quality, reflected by their impressive performance at comparative tastings. Churchill's 2003 vintage is a rich, full-bodied, powerful port, it possesses the complexity, richness, and overall dimension typical of this house.
Churchill’s was originally founded in 1981, making it the first Port Wine Company to be established in 50 years. The Founder came from a family with a long history of Port production.
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Price: £64.95
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: 26 in Stock

Ferreira, 2003

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

A 2003 vintage Port Wine. This is a special release from the Ferreira Cellars, Portugal.
It has a beautiful red hue with fair hints as well as a fresh and delicate aroma, reminiscent of spices and nuts, acquired during the ageing in oak wood. In the mouth it is an elegant wine that shows a fine balance between mature tannins and sweetness, providing it with an attractive, long finish.


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Price: £24.95
Stock: 16 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 2003

Feuerheerd Porto Vintage 2003

A vintage 2003 Port Wine from Feuerheerd. The grape varieties included are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Rufete. 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.

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 mature in bottle until it is ready to drink In some cases, this may take two decades or more.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 2003

Colheita Port

A 2003 vintage Tawny Port Wine from Feuerheerd. 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: 11 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: 21 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: 4 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2003

Vintage Port

An outstanding 2003 vintage Port Wine from Graham's Port. Graham's was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley in 1890 and now finds itself at the cutting edge of winemaking. The unique conditions of Douro Valley causes the wines produced here to be among the greatest Ports in the world.

"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." - 95 / 100 points, Wine Advocate

"Dark chocolate.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2003

WHITE Colheita Port

A 2003 vintage White Port Wine from Kopke 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: £40.95
Stock: 2 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: 47 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: 16 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: 4 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2003

Ramos Pinto Vintage Port in Individual Wooden Gift Box

The 2003 Ramos Pinto Vintage Port has an An exceptional dark colour with blue tones. It presents a complex ensemble of aromas that combines red fruit compote, ripe plum and small-berried fruits with notes of dark chocolate and pepper.

Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto, this Port House has always had a pioneering spirit – from the distinctive and stylish ‘art nouveau’ advertising from the 1900s to the continuing wide ranging vineyard research with results that have benefited the whole port trade. Champagne Louis Roederer, now the majority shareholder, perpetuates this philosophy and ensures continuity in a company renowned for wine-making excellence.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 23 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: £55.00
Stock: 2 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: £67.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 2003

Vintage Port MAGNUM

A 2003 vintage Port Wine from Warre's Vintage Port. Please note, this is a rare Magnum format. Magnums of wine age better and slower in this size of bottle and taste consistently better than when matured in normal size bottles. Warre's was 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.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barros Port, 2003

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

A 2003 vintage port wine. Vintage or “bottle-aged” ports must receive approval of the Port Wine Institute to declare a vintage of recognized quality. Then, the entire vintage must be bottled between the second and third year. Since it improves in the bottle, it maintains its red color and red fruit flavors. It often takes 10 or more years to smooth the tannins and develop to its full potential, although, today, many consumers forego the complexities of aging to enjoy the youthful robustness of the port in its younger years when it is still opaque and jammy.
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Price: £49.95
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Kopke Port, 2003

Colheita Port

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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Price: £39.95
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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.

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: Out of Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2003

Colheita Port

A 2003 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Quinta do Noval Port.
An aromatic lift with violet and cherry notes and very finely tuned; suggest a certain silkiness and freshness despite this big vintage. The palate has a welterweight of fruit; a great raft of creamy, dark, espresso and bitter chocolate with sweet, thick, glossy black berries. There is huge length, structure, lovely sweetness and a tannin and acid base that suggest this will be near immortal.

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.
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Price: £49.50
Stock: Out of Stock