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 quite neautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBurned sugar, burned candy, dark cacao, toffee and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar, crème caramel and toffee in taste with some sweetness. Easy to drink and like. A quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.93
Last tasted10th August 2018Point this date16.40
CommentIn a wine friend’s home.
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 tastings4
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, sweet liquorice, some ginger and spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 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 score16.00
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, 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:

2nd December
Rozes 2007
1st December
Burmester 1998
Niepoort 1997
30th November
Andresen 2016
Bioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort 2016
Bulas 2016
Quinta do Vesuvio 2016
Churchill 2016
Cockburn 2016
Confraria do Vinho do Porto 2016
C. da Silva 2016
Dow 2016
DR 2016
Feuerheerd 2016
Fonseca 2000
Fonseca 2016
Graham 1983
Graham 2016
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Martha’s 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Niepoort 2017
Noble & Murat 2016
Pintas 2016
Pocas Jr 2016
Portal 2016
C. da Silva 2016
Quevedo 2016
Quinta da Agua Alta 2016
Quinta do Crasto 2016
Quinta Dona Matilde
Barros 2016
Quinta da Gaivosa 2016
Quinta do Grifo
Rozes 2016
Quinta das Lamelas 2016
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2016
Quinta do Noval 1994
Quinta do Noval 2003
Quinta do Noval 2011
Quinta do Noval 2013
Quinta do Noval 2015
Quinta do Noval 2016
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2016
Quinta da Oliveirinha 2016
Quinta do Passadouro 2016
Quinta do Pego 2015
Quinta do Pego 2016
Quinta do Pessegueiro 2016
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de Roriz 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2004
Quinta de la Rosa 2016
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2016
Quinta de S. Jose 2016
Quinta Vale Dona Maria 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Cuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado 2016
Quinta de Ventezelo 2016
Quinta do Vesuvio 2016
Rozes 2016
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2016
Smith Woodhouse 2016
The Stone Terraces
Graham 2016
Taylor 2016
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Warre 2016


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