Taylor Fladgate 2003 Vintage Porto | 97 POINTS

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$92.99
SKU:
6418
UPC:
084692000135
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
2003
Points:
97
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Product Overview

The 2003 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto sports an inky purple-black color with a narrow magenta rim. Showing the classic Taylor nose, exotic scents of violet and gumcistus set against an impenetrable background of intense dark berry fruit. The 2003 shows a stylish and racy palate, displaying a tight fabric of sinewy tannins, and is packed with concentrated grapey flavors which intensify through the seemingly endless finish. Like many other great Taylor vintage ports, this wine is an archetype of restrained power, its elegance and breeding concealing massive inner strength and stamina.

97 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Inky purple in color, this youngest Taylor vintage Port boasts a floral, wonderfully open and appealing bouquet, backed by layers of rich fruit. What makes this wine extra special is the seductive texture—somewhere between creamy and syrupy—and ample length. Hold." -JC, 2/1/07

95 Points - 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." -6/27/13

94 Points - Wine Spectator
"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." -JS, 4/30/06

93+ Points - Vinous
"Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite primary and unevolved today. Shows strong but integrated acidity and a tight kernel of fruit. Best today on the slow-building, rising, aristocratic finish. But today the wine's tannins are less obvious than its acids. This seems distinctly less ripe and chewy than the great 2000 Taylor's but it's still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and reserve." -Jan/2006

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