Taylor-Fladgate 2003

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SKU:
606002
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02/02/2024 15:24:51
Vintage:
2003
Varietal:
PORT
Color:
RED
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Taylors 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 companys 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 collectors 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.


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.

Region Description

Vintage Port, a fortified Portuguese wine, is the best known and most sought after type of port. Made from a mixture of red grapes, it is produced only in good years when conditions are favorable for the production of a fine wine. The decision to declare a vintage is made by each individual port house and all the grapes included come from top vineyards in that vintage. Vintage ports are aged in barrels for a maximum of two and half years and then require another 10 to 30 years in the bottle before they are ready. Since they are aged in barrels for only a short time, they retain their dark red color and full-bodied strong fruit flavor. Younger vintage ports remain exuberant and powerful, while the older varieties have more finesse and integration, a result of the slow maturation process. To maintain its intensity, Vintage Port is neither fined nor filtered and throws a great deal of sediment as it matures and must be decanted. The flagship style of port, Vintage Port represents only 2-3 % of the total Port production. (See PORT for more information on the region and fortification process.)

Last Updated:
02/02/2024 15:24:51
Vintage:
2003
Varietal:
PORT
Color:
RED
RR_BOPIS_Shipment:
true
RR_BOPIS_InStorePickup:
true
RR_BOPIS_CurbsidePickup:
true
Bacchus Price:
119.99
Bacchus Product:
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