Churchill’s Vintage Port 2003
Our 2003 is a big, ripe Vintage Port Wine. It has a full, dark colour with a strong purple hue. The nose is closed but powerful and complex with an underlying aroma of concentrated ripe berries. On the palate there is good intensity, excellent natural acidity and a very fine long finish.
Old vineyards from the sub-region of Cima Corgo in the Douro region.
Churchill’s Vintage Port 2003 was sourced from very old vineyards (av. Age 40-50 years old) including many grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca e Tinto Cão.
Although it will be approachable at 17-22 years of age from 2020-2025 this is a Vintage for the long haul. Peak drinking will be from 2038-2048 when the Vintage is 35-45 years old.
After fermentation, the wine goes through an ageing period of two years in big capacity “tonéis” (seasoned oak vats) for a period of two years prior to bottling.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE
Serve at room temperature (18 °C)
Decant Churchill’s Vintage Port 2003 before serving.
Appreciate this vintage Port Wine on its own after lunch or dinner.