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Madalena

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:

HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1988
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
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1995
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.
TastersSAI
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1996
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 Festival in Roskilde, Denmark 1 bottle has not been good (unclean barrels).
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Elegant and balance port with toffee and butterscotch in taste. Easy to drink and love with a very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1999
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature and dried fruit and fudgeScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature amd almost peaking but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and quite elegant. Dried fruit and mature fruit in taste. Easy to drink and like with a nice and rather long finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

28th November
Offley Boa Vista 1966
25th November
Edward Sheldon
Shipton-on-Stour 1934
Quinta do Noval 1934
18th November
Quinta do Portal 2009
16th November
Offley Boa Vista 1955
6th November
Blackett 2013
Cockburn 2015
Cottas 2012
Gould Campbell 2000
Graham- Malvedos 2004
Kopke 2002
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1999
Maynard 2015
Niepoort 2009
Niepoort 2015
Palmer 2015
Quarles Harris 1977
Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
Quinta dos Canais
Cockburn 2010
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2001
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2009
Quinta da Gricha
Churchill 2007
Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Infantado 1999
Quinta do Infantado 2011
Quinta do Infantado 2013
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2009
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
Quinta da Romaneira 2004
Quinta da Romaneira 2005
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2008
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta de Roriz 2004
Quinta de la Rosa 2014
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2013
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2015
Real Velha 2003
Real Velha 2012
Rio Bom 2007
Sandeman 1975
Sandeman 1994
Smith Woodhouse 1980
Smith Woodhouse 2003
Vieira de Souza 2009
Vieira de Souza 2015
Vau
Sandeman 1997
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2007

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