Smith Woodhouse Colheita
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Smith Woodhouse Colheita - 2000

Item # 25758 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A complicated Colheita with condensed, complex secondary aromas and flavors of mellow toffee, fig cut with candied clementine peel. An aged tawny typically surrenders its vibrant red color to take on a deep golden hue like other aged Tawnies. This brilliant amber sherry does not need to be decanted.

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Staff Pick Notes

Interested in Port but don't have the patience to wait 20+ years until the amazing 2011 vintage is ready? Consider this delicious Tawny Colheita from the famed Smith Woodhouse producer; it's ready to drink tonight! Declared vintage on a Tawny is rare sight in the world of Port, making this wine a fantastic value. It's perfect to drink tonight and doesn't have any sediment that requires decanting. Port may not have the fresh, modern appeal that wine drinkers today are looking for, but that's part of why it's so great. It's vintage. Literally. Pair this young Tawny with Manchego cheese or malva pudding for dessert and you'll see how these toasty caramel flavors are anything but passé.

- LM

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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