Taylor's, Vintage Port, 2003


A hot, dry summer followed by some light rain at the end of August with further clement weather in September has yielded a classic Taylor’s. The harvest started at Vargellas under benevolent skies on the 12th September, while picking began in their Pinhão vineyards on the 18th and 22nd September. The final blend offers wonderfully refined aromas of violet and morella cherry, preceding a palate of spiced-fruit, clove and brooding hedgerow berries. The tannins are exquisitely fine and give the sumptuous fruit grip and definition with a mile-long finish.

Contains Sulphites.

About Taylor's

Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses and is family owned and independent. The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture. Taylor’s Vintage Port is one of the world’s great iconic wines. Made only in the very finest years – known as ‘declared’ vintages – Vintage Ports are blended from the best produce of the firm’s own estates of Quinta de Vargellas, Quinta de Terra Feita and more recently, Quinta do Junco.

Appellation: Douro

The Douro valley is the home of Port production and is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. The vineyards follow a band of Schist along the valley rising up in steep terraced slopes from the river. Upstream lies Spains Ribera del Duero. Increasingly, unfortified wines are produced here, but it is really for great vintage port that the region is known.