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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2003
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2003
(search item no. 85295)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Taylor's finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's ‘declare' a vintage. With the company's reputation at stake, ‘declaring' is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved. The ultimate collector's wines, Taylor's Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive ‘masculine' style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor's style. view vintage charts Taylor's Vintage Ports are classically served after lunch or dinner, in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere when their powerful aromas and rich flavors can be fully appreciated and discussed. They can be enjoyed without food, but cheese is a fine accompaniment, as are nuts or dried fruits.
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About Taylor Fladgate:

Taylor's is now into its fourth century: one of the very oldest of the Port companies. It is the last totally independent company of the original British Port houses-and is still family owned and managed. It is run today from Oporto by descendants of the Yeatman and Fladgate families, both of which have been partners in the firm since the 1830s. For more than 300 years Taylor's name has been synonymous with consistent excellence in Port.