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2003 Burmester Port, 2003

Vintage Port
In Branded Gift Box

This 2003 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2003 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 2003 Burmester has a dark colour with some lightning on the edge. On the nose there are black cherries intertwined with dark fruits and berries. On the nose it has Morelloi cherry and dark fruits. Still some tannins as this wine has not quite reached maturity. Good notes and a long finish - one to hold for a few years. 90/100 TC 6/21

Price: £69.95 (56 in Stock)

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J W Hart, 2003

Colheita Single Harvest Port

This 2003 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex.

Wine makers notes. Deliciously pure and fresh fruit aromas. Persistent notes of fresh cherries and plums, followed by aromas of warm plum and grape jam. In the end, delicious notes of spices and leather. On the palate, the flavors are dominated by very ripe black fruit showing great concentration and remarkable richness, leading to a powerful finish fueled by flavors of spices, ripe cherries and chocolate The tannins are so well coated that 'we hardly feel them, but we can guess their imposing concentration.

Price: £39.95 (1 in Stock)

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Blandys Madeira, 2003

Bual Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl)
Includes Original Gift Box

A 2003 vintage madeira wine. Golden colour with green reflections. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira with exotic wood, dry fruits, dates, vanilla, cacau and finetoasted oak. Medium sweet and full bodied, with a long toffee and vanilla aftertaste.

Blandy’s Colheita Bual 2003 was aged for 12 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, where by the wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks are transferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler.

Price: £54.95 (4 in Stock)

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Calem Port, 2003

Vintage Port in Calem Presentation Box

The Calem Vintage Port 2003 is a vibrant ruby red in colour with hints of brick. Conspicuous aromas of rich and sweet fruit on the nose with suggestions of plum and strawberry. Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky texture and beautifully sustained flavours.

Price: £69.00 (24 in Stock)

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Chateau Gruaud Larose , 2003

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

The 2003 Gruaud Larose’s dark plum/garnet color is followed by sweet aromas of damp earth, forest floor, herbs, espresso roast, cassis, licorice, and plums. Medium-bodied as well as surprisingly up-front and precocious, it possesses sweet tannin, very nice concentration, and loads of earthy/herbal characteristics intermixed with black fruits, and an attractive, but supple, evolved finish. Drink it over the next 12-15 years." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2006

Price: £74.95 (11 in Stock)

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 2003

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
100 Points
Excellent provenance

The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estates great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style.

Price: £975.00 (6 in Stock)

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Chateau Lafon Rochet , 2003

St Estephe 4th Growth Classification

This has a lifted, complex more extrovert nose of blackberry, cranberry, green pepper and freshly tilled earth. Full-bodied, sinewy and masculine but this has great concentration with good acidity

Price: £69.95 (9 in Stock)

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Chateau Yquem, 2003

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

An outstanding 2003 vintage sweet white wine from Chateau d'Yquem. Chateau d'Yquem reported 2003 as the hottest year since 1896, the previous hottest being the 1976 which provided a superb wine with excellent botrytis which is now showing at its best. Chateau d'Yquem conclude their report: "This unusual vintage will no doubt remain a benchmark for many years to come. An extraordinary summer, "total" botrytis, and the sacrifice of part of the estate made it possible to harvest grapes with optimum fruit and and concentration thanks to unusually clean botrtization."

Chateau d`Yquem is often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world.

Price: £295.00 (3 in Stock)

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Kopke Port, 2003

Vintage Port
Includes Kopke gift box

The 2003 Kopke Vintage Port still has a very dark core with a little lightning on the edge. Familiar Kopke notes of dark cherries and red fruits,. On the palate quite mature for its age and setting down nicely for the next decade or so. Jammy fruit and red berries - medium mouthfeel and a fresh, long finish. Very good. TC VWP 91/100 6/21

A 2003 vintage port wine. Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Price: £54.95 (92 in Stock)

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Kopke Port, 2003

White Colheita Port with Kopke branded box

A 2003 vintage Port Wine. The 2003 Kopke White port has a cool, light-amber color. This unique white colheita derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region. Starting with aromas of a Pear Clafouti and burnt sugar, this elegant port delivers luscious flavors of Japanese pear-apple, with accents of hazelnut, nutmeg and orange zest. The lingering grapefruit finish provides the perfect balance for the sweetness.

Food Pairing:
Shows finesse and sophistication when combined with caramel desserts, dried fruits and spices, like caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tatin tart, burnt cream and Cheeses of minimum intensity.

Price: £49.95 (12 in Stock)

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