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Review: NV Smith Woodhouse Lodge Reserve Port

Smith Woodhouse isn’t the biggest name in Port, but the company’s Lodge Reserve Port is a winner in the nonvintage world.

This is a rich and vibrant ruby Port, full of fruit and jam flavors. The finish is impressively long. It stays with you in the back of your mouth for minutes, fading from sugary jam to muted wood notes. No, you don’t get those intense sherry and caramel notes that you get with an aged, vintage port. This is more of a straightforward currant/raisin affair with an intensely purple color. But for a mere $18, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

B+ / $18 / smithwoodhouse.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Sina September 17, 2011

    Leaves a trace of *delicious* bitterness at the back of your tongue that is just great, lasts like the reviewer, says try it and you will see. Not too sweet, the way I like it.


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