Red - Fortified

2003 Croft Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
Drink between 2015 - 2038 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • VAGenius Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 16, 2022 - Boozy black cherry nose. Rich, full-bodied palate with loads of dark cherry flavors, floral notes, milk chocolate and a lace of red leather. Relatively short finish with dark cherries, resolved tannins, earthiness, and rose petal. Smooth and mature.

  • Biskuit Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 22, 2022 - Notes from an infrequent Port drinker - this is fantastic, super energetic and youthful, kind of a "beaujolais of Port" character to it with a very bright fruit forward nature. Highly gulpable. Maybe that's not what it's supposed to be? Loved it.

  • Bmg3011 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 25, 2021 - I’ve had better Crofts. Being almost 20 years old, I was excited. Dark wine. Cork was almost black. (Definitely have a filter to drink this wine). This was a smooth port. But it was far from my favorite. I feel it lacked complexity and finish for an ‘03. I would drink again but wouldn’t go out of my way.

  • Brent25 Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 6, 2021 - Clear deep ruby; clean medium plus nose of stewed prunes, fig jam and mulling spices; sweet; high acidity; medium minus tannins; high alcohol; full body; pronounced flavour intensity; palate is smooth and velvety; long finish; excellent wine - could use another 5 years to develop more tertiary

  • VAGenius Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 25, 2020 - Intense nose of dates, baked plum, and singed currants with smoky and turpentine notes. Dark black fruits and heavy fig flavors with fruitcake flavors and candied fruit. Firm, dry black fruit finish provided a backbone with smoke, tar, asphalt

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Decanter

  • By Richard Mayson
    Port for drinking now, 11/1/2019 (link)

    (Croft, Port, Douro Valley, Portugal, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/17/2018 (link)

    (Croft Port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/6/2011 (link)

    (Croft port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    February 2009, Issue #40

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    June 2008, Issue #32

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    December 2007, Issue #28 (link)

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    March 2007, Issue #23 (link)

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    July 2005, Issue #10, 2003 Vintage Port Forecast (link)

    (Croft Cask Sample Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/20/2005 (link)

    (Croft port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2005 (link)

    (Croft Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Croft Porto Vintage) From magnum - big, deep, berry nose; tasty, port, berry and black fruit palate; long finish 94+ pts.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Viewer Appreciation Day, Episode #74, 8/18/2006 (link) 96 points

    (CROFT PORT) INCREDIBLE wine, outlast grandchildren; very complex; 2003 is excellent Port Vintage; WS-96

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Croft
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Codes 084692000159, 084692000234, 5602418002314, 5602418002345, 5602418004622

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 42 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,758 (83%)
  • Consumed 506 (15%)

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