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)
Bright red. Sexy red fruit aromas offer pinot noir-like clar ity and vivacity, with herbal and floral nuances building with aeration. Sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors are extremely seductive, juicy and edge-free.