2003 Prager Vintage
|Review:||It has been six years since Prager Winery & Port Works has declared a vintage. The 2003 RoyalEscort is the first to be declared in this new century, and in the past 25 years, only the 7th to have benn declared a Vintage Port.|
This wine is aged for 2 1/2 years in 60 gallon barrels, where it develops aromas of spiced cherries, boysenberry, and cedar. The flavours of ripe cherries and plum are framed together because of this wine's even balance of sugar to acid.
If you are looking for a wine to age for a couple of decades this is the perfect one.
** Royal Escort Port is made from 100% Petite Sirah grown in St. Helena, California.
|Source:||Prager Winery & Port Works on Sep 20, 2006|
User Tasting Notes
|Notes:||The PR agency for Prager's told me that this wine may be opened this holiday season, although it could also be aged for a few more years. So, I took a chance and tried it early.|
Very dark in colour. The odor was very fruity with no oak wood at all. The aromas of blackberry and black current came through very well. It had a very nice fruity nose.
The flavour was like sweet fruit jam with alcohol. It had very little tannins and zero pepper. The fruit overpowered everything else.
To me and my guests it reminded us of fruit jam that you could 'put on pancakes'. It was very drinkable if you like very sweet ports that are typical of New World Ports (US & Australia).