I’ve got some 2003 Port, and so should anybody with a cellar. Buying magnums might be a bit crazy, though….
Vintage Port 2003, Fonseca: Even in this beast of a vintage Fonseca Port has good elegance and refinement. Excellent vintage Port from a top producer. £50.23 from Four Walls Wine. They’ve got magnums too.
Vintage Port 2003, Taylor’s: More fiery than the Fonseca this is still excellent stuff. It’ll last forever. £48.23 from Four Walls Wine. They also have magnums of this. Readers in London who only want the odd bottle can also get both of these Ports from Fortnum and Mason for roughly the same price.
Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru la Romanée 2002, Domaine Vincent Dancer: A very good vintage from this excellent producer. Finely detailed, intellectual wines that are also not short on hedonism. £46.41 from Four Walls Wine.
Morey-Saint-Denis 2001, Domaine Arlaud: Just starting to be ready to drink. A good 2001 Morey that really shows some good character. £21.50 from Stone, Vine and Sun.
Collioure Coume Pascole 2003, Domaine de La Rectorie: A Syrah/Grenache blend from the almost unheard of Collioure region in the South-West of France. This is a bit of a beast, but a fun drink. It’ll age, too. £15.50 from Stone, Vine and Sun.