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Tasting Notes

Gorgeous, captivating aromas of black fruits, cassis and liquorice, interlaced with delicate notes of mint and succulent, black olives. On the palate, the wine is pure seduction with its concentrated essence of intense, bright, blackberry and black cherry flavors with some kirsch, liquorice and black chocolate also present in the background. The formidable, compact structure is lithe and taut, the fine-grained peppery tannins complemented by incredible freshness that give the wine remarkable balance and poise.

Vineyard Notes

2009 was the third dry year in succession in the Douro and by the end of the growth and maturation cycles in September, we had 40% less rain than normal. There was virtually no rain to speak of during July, August and September, but fortunately 40 mm came down in June and this was decisive, proving to be just enough to sustain the vines through the summer. Although summer temperatures were typically high, they were just below average during July, which helped to reduce the vine’s hydric stress. Inevitably, yields were right down — by one third across our family’s vineyards where the vines produced an average of just 700 g of grapes each. This led to the smallest vintage in the Douro since 2000. The upside of the dry conditions was the virtual absence of vine disease, and the berries reached the winery in excellent condition.


Pairs with a wide selection of cheeses, such as blue cheese (Stilton, Roquefort, etc) as well as sweet desserts and dark chocolate.

Other Notes

Most LBV Ports produced today are matured exclusively in wood, filtered before bottling and placed on the market without any bottle-aging. Smith Woodhouse’s traditional method of maturation, marrying both wood and bottle-aging, distinguishes it from most other LBVs currently available.


90 Points, Wine Spectator, 2022
Vintage 2009
Wine Style Port
Harvest Date 2009
Acid 4.6 g/l
Barrel Aging 4 years in wood
Bottling Date 2013
Alcohol % 20
Size 750 ml

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