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 purple-black 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. This Late Bottled Vintage should always be stored lying down.
The colour is an intense and deep ruby red. The nose is brimming with ripe red fruits, and there are also soft and delicious aromas of black plums and hints of cherries. On the palate the wine is full bodied, with an exquisite and balanced structure full of finesse.