Est. 2011


Smith Woodhouse

Owner Symington family

Madalena is Smith Woodhouse's singel quinta label, which lies along the river bed of the ‘Torto’, one of the tributaries of the Douro, famous for its top rated production. In fact the ‘Rio Torto’ is acknowledged as having the highest concentration of top quality vineyards in the Douro. This Single Quinta Vintage Port is grown at Quinta da Madalena and is usually produced in secondary years.

Madalena Vintages:1988, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005

Vintage Port tasting notes:

Smith- Woodhouse
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, burned candy, dark cacao, fudge and overripe plums in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some acidity left. Burned sugar in taste with some sweetness. Easy to drink and like. A quite nice finish. Will not improve so drink up.Average score15.70
Last tasted28th November 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Smith- Woodhouse
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and berry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Fruity flavour. Lots of tannin and immature. Good finish. Will be better.Average score15.00
Last tasted19th May 2005Point this date15.00
CommentOn a trip to USA.
Smith- Woodhouse
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetCoffee, dark chocolate, cacao, cream candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Coffee and cacao in taste with red berries. Elegant and balanced with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.14
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
1 bottle has not been good (unclean barrels).
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Smith- Woodhouse
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, sweet liquorice, some ginger and spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will probably improve. Elegant, quite sweet but balance port with toffee, sweet liquorice, cream candy and butterscotch in taste. Easy to drink and love with an attractive finish.Average score16.08
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Smith- Woodhouse
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, bream candy, sweetmeats and dried fruit as French plums in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Balanced quite elegant. Dried fruit mature fruit and cream candy in taste. Easy to drink and like with a nice and rather long finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score16.45
Last tasted13th January 2018Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

9th May
Quinta das Lamelas 2012
Barros 2016
Burmester 2016
Calem 1985
Calem 2016
Cockburn 2015
Croft 1994
C. da Silva 2015
Dow 1985
Feuerheerd 2000
Feuerheerd 2015
Feuerheerd 2016
Fonseca 1985
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1998
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2016
Messias 2009
Niepoort 2000
Offley 2016
Quevedo 2015
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Noval 2015
Quinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1999
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2005
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 2002
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2015
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2014
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 2001
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2004
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995
Sandeman 1963
Sandeman 1968
Sandeman 1977
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2003
Sandeman 2007
Sandeman 2011
Sandeman 2016
Taylor 1985
Sandeman 1999


Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.