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Smith Woodhouse Lbv Late Bottle Vintage Port 1995

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Wine Spectator Review A serious blackstrap of a wine, and better than the '94. Wild aromas of ripe berries, spices and cedar introduce a full-bodied, medium sweet, very concentrated young Port. It has plenty of tannin, but the fruit is dominating now. Wait and see its true glory, after 2008.

Smith Woodhouse:
Portugal's Douro Valley is one of the most spectacular wine growing regions in the world. Its beauty is the result of many centuries of work by the river Douro itself, carving steep, towering banks into the landscape, and by the inhabitants of this region, who centuries ago undertook the nearly impossible task of planting vineyards here. Forming terraces on these rocky slopes was difficult eno... Read more
Portugal's Douro Valley is one of the most spectacular wine growing regions in the world. Its beauty is the result of many centuries of work by the river Douro itself, carving steep, towering banks into the landscape, and by the inhabitants of this region, who centuries ago undertook the nearly impossible task of planting vineyards here. Forming terraces on these rocky slopes was difficult enough, but the harsh climate and limited rainfall, characteristic of the Douro Valley, made the work of winemaking a difficult enterprise indeed. The rewards of this labor are the superb wines of the Douro, wines that have taken their place among the best in the world. Smith Woodhouse wines come from the Upper Douro, famous for its top rated production. The majority of the wines are still produced by treading the grapes by foot in stone lagares. Smith Woodhouse’s wines are largely sourced from the Madalena vineyard. This small Quinta (vineyard property) has the highest “A” quality rating and is located in the Rio Torto district, acknowledged as one of the finest Port growing areas. Over the coming years, the recently acquired Quinta do Vale Coelho, further upriver in the Douro Superior, will gradually form an important component of Smith Woodhouse’s Ports. Read less

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Snooth User: tdroz
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10/18/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Smith Woodhouse Lbv Late Bottle Vintage Port

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewA serious blackstrap of a wine, and better than the '94. Wild aromas of ripe berries, spices and cedar introduce a full-bodied, medium sweet, very concentrated young Port. It has plenty of tannin, but the fruit is dominating now. Wait and see its true glory, after 2008.


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Source: Morrell & Company
11/08/2008

Smith Woodhouse LBV 1995 is an enticing port that coats the palate without being too overwhelming. It exhibits flavors of Middle Eastern spice, dried figs and espresso with a balanced earthiness. Makes a wonderful pairing with creamy cheeses.



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Wine Spectator Review A serious blackstrap of a wine, and better than the '94. Wild aromas of ripe berries, spices and cedar introduce a full-bodied, medium sweet, very concentrated young Port. It has plenty of tannin, but the fruit is dominating now. Wait and see its true glory, after 2008.

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