95 points Wine Enthusiast
Potentially one of the best wines of the vintage, this is an extraordinary performance from a producer not previously noted for making such high-quality Vintage Ports. The wine—a special selection that at this stage, has no name—has great ripe fruit and huge tannins combined to make a dense, intense wine. It is dark, brooding and rich. There are also layers of dryness which shows the aging potential of this great wine.
87 points Robert Parker
The 2003 Tinto was presented in a bottle, although labeled a cask sample. It is forward and fruity, but has nice structure, including a hit of tannin on the finish. It does not seem like a simple, little fruit bomb in any way. It should mature quickly, but it has nice depth and a nice mouthfeel, together with fine flavor and a mid-palate that expands with air. It is quite tasty, and an excellent value for the price.