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Smith Woodhouse 1977

Tasting Notes

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2010 tasting note year

Rich garnet colour, with tight penetrating aromas of wild fruits and floral hints. On the palate full-bodied and with an excellent tannic structure. A rich and beautifully balanced wine with a long future ahead of it.

Roy Hersh critic source
2008 tasting note year

Floral, blackberry and spicy prune aromas entice me to keep sniffing. Whoa! A viscous vixen, densely concentrated blackberry and boysenberry by nature, ripe and sweet with a powerful entry and middle and a medium length to the finish. My only real knock, being picky ... is that although it is a really big wine, it is very straight forward and doesn't show the layers of flavor in the middle or end. Otherwise, it is going to be a very long lived Port that should drink really well for another two decades, possibly more.

Score: 93/100

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2007 tasting note year

Great dark color. Intense aromas of blackberry, stem and earth. Very powerful and youthful nose. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with lots of milk chocolate, spice and berry character. Layered and balanced. So enjoyable. But just a baby. It is really fantastic. Underrated by many, including me. Drink now through 2020.

Score: 96/100

Jancis Robinson MW critic source
2004 tasting note year

Exceptionally concentrated-looking mid crimson with some blue still evident. Big and fruity and alcoholic – California style! A note that is slightly green on the nose. Big and bold and impressive but is all this swagger what vintage port is really about? Tough tannins on the finish. A brute of a wine.

Score: 17/20

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
2000 tasting note year

Still deeply coloured; attractive, flavoury, on the lean side, quite a bite.  Needs time.  2005-2015.  Two stars, will move to four.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1990 tasting note year

In 1990 still relatively immature, sweet, rich, well-endowed with tannin and acidity and clearly with a good future.

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1990 tasting note year

Another hard wine for laying away but not as outstanding as the other great 1977s.  Medium ruby with a red hue, intense ripe cherry aromas, full-bodied and very tannic but well knit, with a background of concentrated berry flavours.

Score: 89/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1983 tasting note year

Lively, fruity, pronounced flavour in 1983.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1979 tasting note year

A sample shown at the opening tasting in 1979: black, ruby-rimmed; prune and blackberry-like nose; voluptuous.

More about Smith Woodhouse

To learn more about Smith Woodhouse here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Smith Woodhouse Brand, and a detailed viticultural profile of the key Smith Woodhouse property, Quinta da Madalena.  If you would like to learn even more about Smith Woodhouse's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Smith Woodhouse website.

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