Smith Woodhouse 2003 LBV

Smith Woodhouse is a specialist producer of premium quality Ports. The uniformity of this quality is underpinned by Smith Woodhouse's own Madalena vineyard from where the wines are largely sourced. This small Quinta (vineyard property) has the highest "A" quality rating. It is located in the Rio Torto district, acknowledged as one of the finest Port growing areas. This Late Bottled Vintage Port is produced in the traditional style, from the finest ports of a single good year. After 4 years of cask ageing, the wines are bottled unfiltered and cellared for an additional 4 years. This bottle ageing allows the wine to develop outstanding style and complexity, resulting in a deep purpleblack Port with rich mouth-filling flavours of ripe fruit balanced by notes of black chocolate and peppery tannins. Smith Woodhouse Ports are produced in very small quantities by the Symington family, Douro winemakers for over 100 years. This Late Bottled Vintage should always be stored lying down.

Tasting Notes:

"Deep ruby color. This unfiltered and bottle aged LBV is packed with vibrant aromas of rich plumy fruit and spices, together with notes of dark bitter chocolate. On the palate delicious perfumed jammy blackcurrant fruit flavors that develop into subtle floral notes such as violets. Full bodied, with seductive ripe tannins and great balance, leading to a long and lingering finish."

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