1970 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Mon 13 Jun 2016

At Bonham’s on 18 February 2016 was sold most of a pipe of Fonseca 1963, not moved since original purchase (lots 324 to 343).

So, on Wednesday 15th June 2016, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger to compare six of these, which were joined by a selection of other English-bottled Vintage Ports.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by flash_uk » 17:24 Mon 20 Jun 2016

25% opacity. Sweet lively nose, oranges and cherries. Dried red fruits, long aftertaste - cherries.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 21:04 Sat 02 Jul 2016

Sourced from Davy's Fine Wine, UK bottled but bottler unknown. Light in tone, a copper red that is around 30% opaque. Absolutely nothing on the nose! Even a further 90 minutes in the glass allowed nothing to develop. On the palate this brings gentle sweet fruit that is light and elegant with delicate sweet redcurrants and sweetened cranberries. The fruit develops to a nice volume on the mid-palate although it is a little slow to come through. Some slight tannins show on the aftertaste and form part of a lovely fruity and slightly chewy finish of decent length. 87/100. 15-Jun-16. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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