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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port Touriga Francesa Portugal Douro Smith Woodhouse Red 1991

External Review by Astor Wines & Spirits:

Leaning toward the dry end of the spectrum, delicate, floral aromatics and integtrated tannins make for an exceptionally pretty vintage.

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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

External Reviews for Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port Touriga Francesa Portugal Douro Smith Woodhouse Red

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/19/2010

Leaning toward the dry end of the spectrum, delicate, floral aromatics and integtrated tannins make for an exceptionally pretty vintage.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/26/2009

The 1991 is a supple, rich, forward-styled vintage port with moderately deep color, plenty of red and black fruits, a thick, chewy texture, light tannin, and an overall sense of suppleness without significant weight or muscle. It will be drinkable yo... Robert Parker. A Port wine from in Portugal. 1991 Smith-Woodhouse Vintage Port 750ml



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