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2003 Taylor Fladgate Dessert & Ice Wine "Vintage Port"

Taylor Fladgate 2003 Vintage Port

Winery: Taylor Fladgate

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintage Port"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $50

Cases produced: 13,000

KWG Score: 97 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: July 16, 2023

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Vintage Port from Taylor Fladgate opens with a pecan and moist pipe tobacco bouquet with hints of spiced plum, nuts, and fig. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is bright, savory, and structured. The flavor profile is molasses, fermented cherry, and rum cake blend with hints of walnuts, licorice, fig, and spiced plum. The finish is dry and nicely extended. There is a little heat peeking through. The Tasting Panel would pair this Port with pecan pie and a cigar. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Inky purple black with narrow magenta rim. Classic Taylor nose, with exotic scents of violet and gumcistus set against an impenetrable background of intense dark berry fruit. The 2003 Vintage Port shows a stylish and racy palate, displaying a tight fabric of sinewy tannins and packed with concentrated grapey flavors which intensify through the seemingly endless finish. Like many other great Taylor vintage this wine is an archetype of restrained power, its elegance and breeding concealing massive inner strength and stamina. Pairs well with walnuts, blue veined and rich cheeses, dried fruits such as apricots or figs, or can be enjoyed on its own.

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