1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

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1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena VP

Post by DRT » 01:01 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Emergency decant induced by Conky making me jealous because he is drinking Dow LBV 2001 :lol: :lol: :lol:

On Decanting
Nice soft cherry nose. Thick, smooth and chocolaty with a little heat in the finish. I like this port and I know that if I leave some it will be better tomorrow :?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Conky » 01:10 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Git!

Does the Madelena signify secondary or SQ?

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Post by DRT » 01:17 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Yes, it's from Quinta de Madalena, the principal Quinta owned by SW. It's also the same as the bottles I sold you by text last Saturday morning :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Conky » 01:20 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Yes, I think I remember you explaining that by text. Unfortunately I've slept since then :oops:

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Post by DRT » 01:27 Fri 14 Mar 2008

All you need to know at this stage is that it is beautiful wine.

Do you care to share a TN on your D-LBV01? :lol:
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Post by Conky » 01:29 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Chemical, Medicinal, Brutal, Drinkable.


Will that do?

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Post by DRT » 01:33 Fri 14 Mar 2008

I think you're just talking it up to make me jealous again :lol:
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Post by Conky » 01:50 Fri 14 Mar 2008

I've still got a bottle left if you fancy a swap for anything? I dont think you've Posted a TN yet????

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Post by DRT » 02:01 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Conky wrote:I dont think you've Posted a TN yet????
Read the first post again :roll:
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Post by Conky » 02:04 Fri 14 Mar 2008

Derek T. wrote:
Conky wrote:I dont think you've Posted a TN yet????
Read the first post again :roll:
I've read it a few times, but still cant see where you have posted a TN on Dows 2001???

Apologies if it's there in invisible ink? :D

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Post by DRT » 00:09 Mon 17 Mar 2008

This was opened on Thursday, not tasted on Friday, tasted on Saturday after and Indian meal (no TN taken) and will be finished this evening (Sunday).

+72 Hours
The colour of this wine always makes me smile. It is a beautiful glowing pinky-red colour when held in the light. The nose is still full of red fruit, even after 3 days in an open decanter. Nice thick texture with chocolate and dark cherry as the prominent tastes. The finish is now starting to fall apart a bit but I can forgive that after being open this long.

Overall, my assessment of this wine is that it is better than Conky's Dow LBV 2001 :lol:

Derek
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Post by Conky » 00:29 Mon 17 Mar 2008

Derek,

While I'm still awake, throw in a score. I'm interested as I'll be tasting it within a few months. (I hope)

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Post by DRT » 00:45 Mon 17 Mar 2008

I've scored this at 7-6 previously. AHB scored it 7-8 or 92 pts.

I'm not scoring this one as I think I missed its optimum window at around 24 hours. You don't want to know what it tasted like with Chicken Tikka Rogan Josh :oops:

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Post by Conky » 00:55 Mon 17 Mar 2008

Are you sure it wasn't a Chicken Tarka? You know the one, its like a Chicken Tikka but a little otter!

(Never get fed up telling that one...)

92pts? Wow. Thats a high rating. Hope I think the same. Looking forward to it.

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Post by DRT » 01:03 Mon 17 Mar 2008

I wouldn't rate it at 92 pts, but then I never use those kind of points to score.

It is very nice juice and , bizzarely, what I like about it most is the colour of it :?

Derek
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