1980 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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winesecretary
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by winesecretary » 19:09 Fri 06 Dec 2019

By the glass at the Savile Club. Still remarkably dark port, 90% opaque. The restrained nose with fruit notes promising rich weight. Which is delivered on the palate: full, thick, sweet, brambly, plummy, delicious and really quite long. Consumed 05/12/19.

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Chris Doty
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
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Re: 1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by Chris Doty » 20:20 Sun 08 Dec 2019

Thanks for the note. I've enjoyed these previously but only have a few left and have been saving them, which appears justified based on your experience. 1980 in general is a better vintage than its reputation suggests (for port at least...)

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