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Smith Woodhouse Port Blend Porto Lodge Reserve NV

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90 points Wine Enthusiast: Medium full body. Mild tannins medium sweetness. Rich and soft with a cascade of deep fruit and solid length. Dark and lively ruby colour. On the nose intense red fruit aromas dominate, with some floral hints. On the palate fresh and robust fruit flavours, with an excellent long finish. Food pairing: Smith Woodlhouse Lodge Reserve is delicious served at the end of a meal, for example with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheeses.

Region: Portugal » Douro » Porto

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Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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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: rgoot01
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2.00 5
05/04/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Smith Woodhouse Port Blend Porto Lodge Reserve

External Review
Source: Andover Liquors
12/08/2010

One of the best values in everyday port. This is lively and spicy, with cinnamon nuances, and other characteristics that just scream 'the holidays.' Sweet and full on the palate. Delightful drinking!


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas of cassis black cherry and dried herbs. Very rich deep and sweet verging on raisiny. Round in the mouth then finishes fairly dry and quite firm with lovely vinosity. A melange of spices raisins and nuts on the aftertaste. Good value. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/05/2013

Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas of cassis, black cherry and dried herbs. Very rich, deep and sweet, verging on raisiny. Round in the mouth, then finishes fairly dry and quite firm, with lovely vinosity. A melange of spices, raisins and nuts on the aft... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Port wine from in Portugal. N.V. Smith-Woodhouse Lodge Reserve Port 750ml



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90 points Wine Enthusiast: Medium full body. Mild tannins medium sweetness. Rich and soft with a cascade of deep fruit and solid length. Dark and lively ruby colour. On the nose intense red fruit aromas dominate, with some floral hints. On the palate fresh and robust fruit flavours, with an excellent long finish. Food pairing: Smith Woodlhouse Lodge Reserve is delicious served at the end of a meal, for example with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheeses.

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