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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 2003

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
2003Excellent5690

Declared brands that we know of are the following 90:

2003:Andresen
Barao de Vilar
Barros
Berry Bros
Borges
Burmester
Butler Nephew
Calem
Casa de Santa Eufemia
Caves Vale do Rodo
Churchill Graham
Cockburn
Confraria do Vinho do Porto
Croft
Dalva
Delaforce
Director's Choice
Don Pablo
Doural
Dow's
Feist
Ferreira
Fonseca
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Hooper
José Maria da Fonseca & van Zeller
Kopke
Magalhaes
Martinez
Martins
Messias
Miguels
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Osborne
Pintas
Pocas Junior
Portal
Portal Plus
Porto Rocha
Pousada
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Casa Amarela
Quinta da Gaivosa
Quinta da Gricha
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de Baldias
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Roriz
Quinta de Santa Julia
Quinta de Ventozelo
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Grifo
Quinta do Infantado
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Pego
Quinta do Sairrao
Quinta do Tedo
Quinta do Vale da Mina
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Canais
Quinta Seara d'Ordens
Quinta Vale D. Maria
Quinta Valle Longo
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Romariz
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sandeman
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Savedra
Secundum
Seguro
Senhora do Convento
Silval
Skeffington
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Vasconcellos
Vau
Vista Alegre
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseAndresenVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and some tannin but easy to swallow. Rather short finish. Not a long runner.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateGood
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarao de VilarVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJust fruit and juice in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature lots of tannin. Hard to swallow and appreciate. Promising and quite interesting finish.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage2003
ColourDark ruby but with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMint, cacao, coffee, old grocery shop but also quite dry with dried fruit, dried dark berry and French plums in the nose but also some tobacco.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with lovely tannin. Very elegant and balanced and rather dry port with mint, cacao, dried fruit and coffee in taste. Attractive and very good with a long but sweet finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted13th July 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour but maybe with just a hint of a yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and black cherry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium bodied. Still tannin of course and will improve. Easy to swallow and rather tasty with mulberry and dark berry in taste with a nice finish. Probably not a long keeper but will be nice to follow.Average score
Last tasted3rd March 2016Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage2003
ColourStill blue but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge, some old grocery shop with cacao and coffee.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and modern port. Probably peaking. Sweet but balanced. Easy to drink and to like. Toffee and cacao in taste. Lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and berry in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. A promising port.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCaves Vale do RodoVintage2003
ColourDark but rather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill rather closed bouquet with fruit and berry in the noseScore range14.75 - 14.75
TasteMedium body. Fruit and berry in taste. Rather mature and no tannin. Quite good finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChurchillVintage2003
ColourStill dark ruby in the colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetFruity with mulberry, mature fruit and blackberry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still quite a lot of tannin but mature and balanced. Mulberry and blackberry in flavour. Will improve, but has already now a nice finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted17th June 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy, berry and still closed in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Aggressive, immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow and appreciate. Long finish. Very impressive. Will be a long runner.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, strawberry, blackberry and much more in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Lots of tannin and very fruity. Dark berry and more in flavour. Immature and maybe hard to appreciate now. Wonderful finish. Will be great when mature!Average score15.38
Last tasted13th April 2010Point this date15.75
CommentIn Croft’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Duoro with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2003
ColourBlue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop with mulberry, blueberry, some coffee and toffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant. Old grocery shop and dried fruit in flavour. Elegant and balanced and quite promising with an attractive finish. Lovely and enjoyable to drink today.Average score15.48
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDelaforceVintage2003
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, blue berry, black berry and mulberry but also minty in the nose.Score range15.90
TasteMedium body. Dark berry, dried fruit and mint in taste and lot of tannin. Balanced with attractive acidity. A long life ahead but rather easy to swallow already now and very enjoyable with a quite long and very attractive finish. Will be lovely to follow.Average score15.50
Last tasted12th February 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDirector’s Choice
Pocas Jr
Vintage2003
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery fruity and berry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Berry in flavour. Quite elegant. Easy to like and to drink with a nice, quite attractive finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted25th February 2012Point this date15.75
CommentIn our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour with a thin red rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetLoaded with mulberry, blackberry, liquorice and nice fruit in the bouquet.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteFull-bodied. Still immature with tough tannins and a good backbone. Quite dry but with some nice acidity and a long very balanced finish. Wonderful and will improve even more.Average score16.25
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery fruity nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Rather attractive already with a promising finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score15.00
Last tasted2nd November 2009Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage2003
ColourNearly completely black.Number of tastings2
BouquetFruit and juice in the nose. Impressive.
TasteFull-bodied. Lots of tannin. Immature. Fruity in flavour. Impressive and imposing finish.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage2003
ColourQuite dark red but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, black cherries, blackberry and salty liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteFull- bodied. Some maturity but still with soft tannin and will be better. Balanced and with a very appealing palate of dark berries, liquorice and some coffee. Quite soft tannins but good acidity with a very nice long balanced finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score16.20
Last tasted24th December 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage2003
ColourStill just black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDried fruit and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteFull-bodied. Immature. Just fruit and we miss tannins even if there are some. Quite nice mulberry finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted17th March 2011Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage2003
ColourStill quite blue with a beautiful yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, mature red berries, mulberry and dried fruit in the nose..Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still soft tannin. Will of course be better. Dark cherry and dried fruit in taste. Very easy to drink and enjoy.. Balanced and elegant with an attractive finish.Average score15.45
Last tasted18th March 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMagalhaesVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruity and berry nose. Rather complex.Score range14.25 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Elegant and good with cacao in flavour. Elegant and easy to drink. Nice finishAverage score14.75
Last tasted7th November 2011Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage2003
ColourStill black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCherry and fruit bouquet.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin. Still very fruity and immature but with a delicious finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted2nd November 2009Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMessiasVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and dark cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Good and quite easy to like. Not a long runner.
Last tasted12th November 2007Rating this dateVery good
CommentAy the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMiguelsVintage2003
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, some spiciness and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Balanced but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Sweet and easy to drink. Spiciness and cinnamon in taste with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family and some wine friends.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Malmö, Sweden. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlack cherry, black berry and black current in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteFull bodied and still lots of tannin. Very fruity with black berry in taste. Balanced and complex port with a long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted15th January 2015Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and very fruity. Lots of tannin but quite drinkable. The finish ok but no long runner.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2003
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with still some very soft and elegant tannin. Will be better but is of course balanced and elegant already today. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste with an elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date15.90
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage2003
ColourStill very dark in colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings10
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, blue berry, ginger and a little spiciness in the noseScore range14.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to drink even if some soft tannin exist. Dark fruit, mulberry, some chocolate and some spiciness in flavour. Very sweet but balanced and easy to like. Quite nice and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score15.49
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortal PlusVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark cherry, dark chocolate, cacao and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin but rather mature. Balanced and quite attractive and easy to like and drink. A nice finish and enjoyable. Modern port.Average score15.29
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and berry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteFull-bodied. Lots of tannin and immature. Berry in flavour. Balanced and showing complexity. Very promising finish. Just wait.Average score15.25
Last tasted23rd January 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Casa AmarelaVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJust juicy and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very fruity and hard to swallow. Full of tannins but sweet. Quite long finish.
Last tasted15th September 2004Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Duoro.
From the barrel.
Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetFruit and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and easy to drink. Dark cherry in flavour and a nice finish. Will never be a long runner.Average score14.90
Last tasted1st November 2010Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2003
ColourQuite dark ruby in colour, still red in the rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity, a bit simple not so generous flavour with plums and blueberry.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteHardly medium body. Very light fruity in flavour. Will perhaps develop but not a long runner. Mature and soft tannins. Short finish.Average score14.90
Last tasted20th April 2016Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2003
ColourStill rather dark in colour but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetSome coffee beams, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin and will improve. Balance and quite complex. Easy to drink and enjoy with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.54
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage2003
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, cherry, blackberry, pale chocolate, cacao and some roasted coffee beans and nuts in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still quite tannic and will be better but balanced and quite delicate with a lovely acidity. Cacao, pale chocolate and dark berry in taste with a long, lovely, tannic finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de BaldiasVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and berry in the nose. Quite simple.Score range
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Quite easy to drink and like. Rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted1st November 2010Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of mulberry, black cherry, roses and spring flower.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still lots of tannin and will be much better. Mulberry in taste. Complex and balanced with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted10th May 2014Point this date16.25
CommentTasted in our Private Wine Club.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2003
ColourDark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet of candy, crème caramel and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Candy in taste. Will be better but easy to drink and like. Balanced port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de VentezeloVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Berry in flavour. Modern type of port with a not so attractive finishAverage score14.00
Last tasted7th November 2011Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CastelinhoVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and juicy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Fruit and berry in flavour. Promising finish.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateGood / Very good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2003
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDried fruit, dark cherry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature and will be better but balanced and enjoyable. Easy to drink and like with dark berry and fruit in taste and with a promising and quite long finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Grifo
Rozes
Vintage2003
ColourDark blue with a yellow rimNumber of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, herbal and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Herbal in flavour. Quite elegant. Attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2011Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings7
BouquetMulberry, black berry, butterscotch and some toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body but rather mature with some soft tannin and will be better. Mulberry and dark cherry in taste. Fine balanced. Easy to drink and enjoy now. This is a delicious modern port but with a very delicious finish.Average score15.56
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetSpring flower and herbal in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Full of tannins and immature. A wonderful long and balanced finish. Very attractive and promising. Will be a great port!Average score15.75
Last tasted20th May 2010Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PegoVintage2003
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, cherry, mulberry and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of soft tannin. Balanced and elegant. Easy to drink and like with a quite nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted26th August 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do TedoVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlack current, mulberry and blackberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature with still some soft tannins. Blackberry, mulberry and blackthorn in taste. Balanced and a nice and rather complex finish. Quite good.Average score15.38
Last tasted9th September 2014Point this date15.50
CommentIn Quinta do Tedo’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro in Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and full of tannins. Hard to swallow. Loaded with fruit and dark cherry in flavour. Attractive finish.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateImpressive/ Very Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Canais
Cockburn
Vintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Fruity and dark cherry flavour. Quite easy to swallow. Will not be a long runner. Nice finish.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateGood / Very Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Seara d’OrdensVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetToffee, fudge and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant. Toffee and fudge in flavour and a quite long finish. Quite attractive port.Average score15.48
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Vale D. MariaVintage2003
ColourBlue almost still black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, black cherry and mulberry in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Immature and still tannic. Black cherry and mulberry in flavour Balanced with attractive and quite nice finish..Average score14.90
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Port Wine festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Valle LongoVintage2003
ColourBlue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry and cherry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. One dimensional taste and quite mature. Cherry in flavour. Modern style and rather short finish. Not at all what we expected after the first tastings..Average score15.13
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow and appreciate. Loaded with fruit. Berry in flavour and very long acidic finish.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage2003
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet of roasted coffee, spiciness and candy.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some delicate tannin. Balanced and quite elegant. Easy to drink and to like. Will improve but has already a lovely finish!Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRocha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage2003
ColourStill black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Dark cherry in flavour. Elegant, modern port with not so much backbone but easy to drink and like. Quite complex and a nice and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Easy to swallow and to like. Nice finish.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage2003
ColourBlue in colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop with coffee, toffee, tea and cacao in the nose.Score range16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin. Balanced and complex port with cacao and coffee in flavour. A nice and attractive quite long finish.Average score15.92
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetAttractive nose of cinnamon and spring flowers but also dark berry and mulberry.Score range14.90 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still a little immature and will be better. Mulberry and cinnamon. Elegant and easy to drink. A quite nice and interesting finish.Average score15.01
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage2003
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, cream candy, candy and other lovely things in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still quite immature with lovely tannins. Will of course be much better. Balanced and quite complex with cacao, roasted nuts and dark chocolate in taste. Long attractive and promising finish. Easy to like and love!Average score
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Sandman’s Masterclass at The Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSao Pedro das AguiasVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetYoung vintage port nose with dark berry, dark cherry, mulberry and blueberry.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature with still lots of tannin but very good and promising. Dark cherry in taste. A quite long and attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted20th April 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSavedra
Quinta do Tedo
Vintage2003
ColourStill very dark but with a very small yellow edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill some dark berry, blackberry and mulberry but also cacao, chocolate and dark fruit in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Still lovely tannin and will develop but balanced, complex and very elegant. Very tasty with dark berry, loaded with fruit but also cacao and some mint. The finish is very long and quite dry with lovely tannin and very attractive indeed.Average score
Last tasted20th June 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt Quinta do Tedo’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSecundum
Niepoort
Vintage2003
ColourStill quite dark but yellow quite beautiful mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFigs, Christmas spiciness, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Almost mature and peaking but with some soft and delicate tannin. Easy to drink and like. Balanced with dark berry and still some fruit in taste. Lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSenora do ConventoVintage2003
ColourDark blue and lovely in colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlack berry, mulberry, some liquorice and dark cherry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still rather immature and still with quite a lot of tannin. Will be much better. Dark cherry and mulberry in taste. Balanced and rather complex with maybe a little short but attractive finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted5th November 2016Point this date16.00
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage2003
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetButterscotch, fudge, cacao and toffee in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodies. Quite mature but still with soft tannin and will be better. Cacao and sweetmeats in taste. Balanced and complex port with a long and attractive finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage2003
ColourStill very dark but with an amber yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetViolets, cacao, dark chocolate, some roasted coffee and butterscotch in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Still immature with some soft tannin but will be much better. Violets, some dark chocolate and coffee in flavour. Balanced but with lots of backbone. Very complex with a long, attractive and wonderful finish. Will become a lovely port. Just wait if you can! Good luck!Average score16.60
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVale da MinaVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour with a red rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and blackberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Still tannic and will of course develop but balanced and quite complex. Blackberry and mulberry in taste. Quite long and attractive finish.Average score16.20
Last tasted12th January 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage2003
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, black berry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Still immature with lots of tannin. Dry but balanced. Dark berry and mulberry in taste. A nice but a little short finish. Modern type of port.Average score
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date14.90
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2003
ColourDark intense ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, roasted coffee and some black tea in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannins and quite dry mouthfeel with a medium long finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry and mulberry in the nose. Quite juicy.
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Mulberry in flavour but hard to swallow and appreciate. Sweet. Complex. Very promising and long finish. Will be great.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2003
ColourStill rather dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and just a hint of soft tannin. Almost peaking. Dark chocolate and spiciness in taste. Balanced and quite sweet and elegant with an complex and nice finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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