The 2003 Vintage is one of really excellent quality. 2003 has the ‘traditional style’ of the 1997 Vintage in that the tannins are strong and structured but with the really attractive ripe fruit flavours of the 1994. These wines can be drunk young by those who enjoy a more fruit driven style, but will also age superbly over the decades to come.
Deep opaque, blackish purple colour. Aromas of violets just fly out of the glass! In the mouth, endless layers of very ripe blackberry fruit coat the palate. Great depth of structure with sweet liquorice flavour combining with rich tannins, give this wine an outstanding complexity. Leaves a long persistent flavour. A classic Graham in the style of its famous predecessors.
Store and Serve Advices:
Store the bottle horizontally in a dark place with constant temperature, ideally between 12ºC and 15ºC.
This Port is a fabulous way to end a lunch or dinner. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, but it can also be enjoyed on its own, providing a memorable moment in the company of good friends.
Reviews and Awards:
. 96 points in Jamie Goode;
. 96 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 96 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 95 points in Robert Parker;
. 94 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 5 Stars out of 5 Richard ayson;
. 95 points in Stephen Tanzer;
. 94 points in James Suckling, Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 19,5 points in Decanter Magazine;
. 18,5 points in Jancis Robinson;
. Silver medal Indy International Wine Competition 2005;
. Peter Symington, responsible with his son Charles for the vineyards and wine making, has been made ‘Fortified Wine Maker of the Year’ an extraordinary 6 times by the ‘Wine Challenge’.Nobody else has won this important award more than once.In 2003, his son Charles won the same award.