Red - Fortified

2003 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Late Bottled Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • Alberic13 Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 12, 2020 - Extraordinary.

  • Birdmountain wine wrote: 95 points

    June 19, 2020 - Speachless at first sip! Great vintage. What’s not to like?

  • henrygjeffreys Likes this wine:

    April 1, 2018 - Bright red purple colour
    Dark spices, cardomom and clove, limes plus some dried fruit
    Perfumed and aromatic on the nose
    Aromatic on the palate like Turkish coffee , some tannin, lots of plum and dark chocolate
    This is really very good especially considering it probably cost less than £10 new. No hurry to drink though. Years left

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  • roederer Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 7, 2015 - Dégustation comparée d'une bouteille de LBV 2003 et d'une demi vintage de la même année ; c'est très intéressant :
    au nez, en bouche comme à l'oeil, la différence est celle à laquelle on s'attend, avec des notes fauves ou d'oxydation pour le LBV qui viennent en quelque sorte se surajouter au paysage offert par le vintage.
    Le LBV n'a pas toute la profondeur veloutée et violette du vintage, mais il offre quelque chose en plus, et le contraste entre les deux verres, dénué de violence, est très agréable, c'est une expérience que je recommande.
    A un moment, une seule fois, au passage du LBV vers le vintage, une explosion au nez, tout un champ de violettes pour moi tout seul !

    Evolution sur plusieurs semaines (!) : le vintage résiste beaucoup mieux que le LBV, qui devient plus transparent au nez et en bouche, tout en gardant son charme.

    Pour conclure : le LBV ne vaut pas le vintage, qui est remarquable, mais
    - on se demande ce que donnerait le LBV s'il était produit à partir d'une partie des cuvées qui sont réservées au vintage : ne serait-il pas alors aussi profond que celui-ci ?
    - j'aimerais aussi faire la comparaison sur d'autres années
    - en rapport qualité/prix, c'est le vintage qui ne vaut pas le LBV !

  • MPAN Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 25, 2015 - Nose somewhat unyielding; very pleasant round sweet taste; pure candy

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #60, 10/27/2010

    (Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #48, 1/23/2010

    (Taylor LBV Port) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    11/4/2008 (link)

    (Taylor's, LBV port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link)

    (Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Roy Hersh
    March 15, 2011 (link)

    (Taylor Late Bottled Vintage Port) Filtered; bottled 2008. Inky purplish-ruby with full opacity from core to meniscus. Big, boisterous, and deeply fruited on both the nose and palate, this wine displays hugely concentrated wild-blackberry flavors framed by powerful, supple tannins. After a full week of nosing and sipping, it had settled into a fleshy, round, and approachable Port with a harmonious, lingering, boysenberry-infused aftertaste. A top-flight illustration of what a filtered LBV can achieve, it’s one of the finest Taylor LBVs in recent memory. LBV: The Other Vintage Port

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/10/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Late Bottled Vintage) Nice dried berry, sous bois, tart baked plum nose; solid, tart cherry, sous bois, liquid smoke palate, like a port Chateauneuf du Pape; long finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Taylor (Fladgate)
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Late Bottled Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Codes 084692300846, 5013626111277

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 449 (50%)
  • Consumed 443 (50%)

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