Smith Woodhouse 2003 Vintage Porto

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This house has become a favorite of mine over the last few months. Traditionally a more delicate-style of port than the other top houses, it shows elegance without losing the vivid fruit and structure that makes Vintage Port so amazing. This vintage is no different. Bright, vivid fruit up front with sumptuous spices filling the nose. It's bold and gentle at the same time. Luscious. Surprisingly rich and structured palate in the front, then the youthful tannins and encouraging acidity come through in the middle and lengthen the finish. Simply a superb port.

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"Enjoyable ripe fruit and earthy components. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lovely ripe tannins. Finish goes on and on. Best after 2010. 3,700 cases made."

91 Points - Wine & Spirits
"Spicy scents of esteva and black, schisty tannins give this wine impressive clarity. There's a rich core of fruit in the middle, just the right weight to balance the heat of the alcohol. That plummy fruit tastes pure and fresh, and should age with finesse. Drink 2018-2028."

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"A fine, foursquare wine from one of the Symington-owned Port houses. It shows good tannins, delicious perfumed fruit and great ripeness. Along with this attractive fruit, there is an impressive streak of dry tannins which promise good aging."


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