1994 Smith Woodhouse

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winesecretary
Warre’s Warrior
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Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Post by winesecretary » 15:57 Wed 12 Jun 2019

Opened 10pm the previous day, decanted 9am and then into screwcap. 75% opaque. Quite spirity on the nose, hiding such fruit as there may be. In the mouth the spirit does still show but there is some good black fruit. Very pleasant port, probably better in five years, middle-of-the-pack in this horizontal tasting.

NickA
Fonseca Bin 27
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Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Post by NickA » 21:45 Wed 12 Jun 2019

A high-toned edge to the nose that doesn’t really develop/resolve and sits on top of the smoky black fruits. Quite a smoky and dense mouthfeel. Grippy still, on the youthful/undeveloped side with a smoky finish. Not top of the pile, but solid in a good way and somewhat typical of SW for me.

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Post by flash_uk » 14:45 Thu 13 Jun 2019

65% opacity, dark red. Quite a fresh nose, also a little plummy/jammy. Soft and smooth entry, sweetness, fruits, overripe fruit in fact.

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 17:46 Thu 15 Aug 2019

SW94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Earthy, but strawberry too. Large and sweet; dark plum.

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