Smith Woodhouse Port LBV 2003
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.
"A bit burly still, but clearly on the mature side, as the tarry grip is melding into the core of roasted fig, plum and prune flavors. Singed juniper, mint and cedar notes score the finish, with an echo of warm ganache lingering. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made."- WIne Spectator