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:1982, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002*, 2005, 2013

Vintage Port tasting notes:

ColourYellow mature quite beautiful 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
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.
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCoffee, dark chocolate, cacao, cream candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Coffee, candy and cacao in taste nut also with some herbs. Elegant and balanced with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.12
Last tasted7th November 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
1 bottle has not been good (unclean barrels).
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings8
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy, sweet liquorice, some ginger, dark chocolate, cacao, and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Elegant, quite sweet but balance port with toffee, cacao, chocolate, sweet liquorice, cream candy and butterscotch in taste. Quite sweet. Easy to drink and like with a quite attractive, rather complex and long finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Smith - Woodhouse
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, cream candy, herbs, spiciness and sweetmeats in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will probably be better. Balanced and quite elegant. Dried fruit, mature fruit, some herbs and spiciness in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite attractive and long finish. Easy to drink and enjoy and interesting to follow.Average score16.35
Last tasted18th January 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at a Semi-Great Tasting with the Wine Society 18% in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourStill quite dark ruby but a bit yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLeaves, dark berries, some coffee and candy in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but with some very elegant tannins and will probably be better. Balanced and quite tasty with berries, fruit and candy. Quite sweet with a lovely and quite attractive finish. Will be very interesting to follow.Average score16.20
Last tasted8th October 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

1st April
Graham’s Malvedos 1987
31st March
Calem 2002
30th March
Constantinos 1960
F. Martins
Hutcheson 1960
Quinta do Sibio
Real Vinicola 1960
29th March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1974
Joven 1974
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1974
21st March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1995
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1995
Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Noval 1995
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995


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