Smith Woodhouse – 10 Year Old Tawny 75cl Bottle
Excellent tawny colour gained through ageing in small oak barrels. The nose shows layers of mature fruit aromas, beautifully integrated with nuances of nuts and crystallized dried fruits. On the palate very smooth and mellow, with a well-balanced and long finish.
Smith Woodhouse’s 10 Years Old Tawny is a perfect match to sweet pastries, such as apple pie with cinnamon. Taste slightly chilled to appreciate the full complexity and sensuous pleasure of this wine. An excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions. Will keep for some weeks after opening.
90 out of 100 points
Another Symington family brand that often shows well, Smith Woodhouse 10 year old is big and firm, quite tannic even, and very rich and dry. This is a good, solid, powerful wine, with great finishing acidity.
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, August 2006
Lots of dried fruit, toffee and caramel on the nose. Full-bodied and very sweet, with lots of fruit and a medium toffee finish… I like it.
James Suckling, Wine Spectator, 15th September 2003