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Taylor's Vintage Port 2003

Your Price: $95.00
Producer: Taylor's
Optimum drinking: 2021-2060
Rating: 97 – Wine Enthusiast
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Winemaker: David Guimarãens
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent

Taylor's vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style. Taylor's Port is also renowned for being amongst the longest lived of all ports.

Taylor's, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is also the market brand leader. It is one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying from winemakers and then maturing it, thus ensuring a name synonymous with quality.

“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.” eRobertParker.com

“Lovely aromas of currants, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and layers of ripe, round, velvety tannins. Flavorful finish.” Wine Spectator

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