Wine Advocate 88 points - While Smith Woodhouse’s 2000 possesses a healthy dark ruby/purple, its muted aromatics are disappointing. Medium-bodied, with jammy fruit and moderate sweetness, this is a pleasant but one-dimensional, straightforward vintage port to drink over the next 12-15 years. (Oct 2002)
Oly three to four times a decade are the climatic conditions ideal in the Douro Valley to produce a sufficient quantity of exceptional wines which will allow shippers to 'declare' a Vintage. Vintage Port is aged in oak casks for two years before being transferred unfiltered to the bottle, where it has the potential to mature for decades. Smith Woodhouse stands amongst the leading producers of Vintage Port.