1982 Smith Woodhouse LBV

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1982 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by flash_uk » 13:32 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1982 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by AHB » 18:09 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Brick red colour, 80% opaque. Well pronounced fragrant and floral nose with strawberries and crushed kaffir lime leaves. Smooth entry, round with pink marshmallow on the edges. Very soft tannins still sit wrapped in alpine strawberries and highlight the delicious floral elements to the late palate. The ginger root finish is a pleasant surprise, mixed in with sweet red jelly. Very long, very lovely port that is at its peak now. 89/100.
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Re: 1982 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by flash_uk » 15:37 Thu 08 Sep 2016

50% opacity, warm red. Soft fruit, strawberry on the nose. Velvety entry, heat mid to late palate, ripe red fruits, chewy strawberries. Long finish.

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