Smith Woodhouse 20 Years Old Tawny Port pairs extremely well with vanilla ice cream or crème brûlée. Serve slightly chilled to appreciate the full complexity and sensuous pleasure of this wine.Port is best served in classic Port wine glassware or white wine glasses. Avoid cordial or liqueur glasses as they are too small to fully appreciate the wine’s aromas.
The grapes are harvested in fall and are fermented for a short period of time before the addition of 100% grape spirit alcohol. This step stops the fermentation, preserves the wine’s natural grape sugars, and gives it it’s unique richness. The wine is then moved into oak casks for aging, where it spends at least 20 years. “20 Years” indicates an average age: it is a blend of older lots, which offer complexity and depth, and younger wine, which lend fresh fruit flavors and vibrancy.
Very buttery and rich, with cream, hazelnut and toffee flavors. Offers sweet fruit, with hints of orange peel and dried apricot on the long, caressing finish. Drink now. 91 Points Wine Spectator