Wine & Spirits 87 points - A plump and plummy wine, this has the concentrated ripeness of the 2003 vintage, building on sweet fruit, with an earthy, peppery grip.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Supple and mature-tasting, with notes of sandalwood and cedar to the roasted plum and spiced cherry flavors. Minerally finish. 1,400 cases imported.-KM
(Sep 30 2015)
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2003 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a traditional Douro field blend, bottled unfiltered in 2007 with a real cork. It comes in at 105 grams per liter of residual sugar. Fresh, lively and quite rich, this is a Porto with a chocolaty finish, plus fine focus and precision. The delectable flavors make it a bit on the decadent side, but its sunny disposition means that it is never cloying or syrupy. Moreover, it is denser than it first appears. It’s not jammy, but it is tightly wound with surprisingly fine mid-palate concentration. It takes awhile (it’s better on Day 2) to open up and become more expressive. This seems young, with a long life ahead. It is far, far better on Days 2 and 3. This is pretty fine. (Feb 2015)