1980 Smith Woodhouse

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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
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1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by DRT » 10:32 Tue 20 May 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 09:42 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #3: this Smith Woodhouse as dark as the Graham and Warre. The nose closed all evening, but a lovely rounded smooth full-bodied mouthfeel that I was quite sure was Dow. Oh, how wrong I was. The lesser name of SW shone bright.

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Post by DRT » 22:42 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Smith Woodhouse 1980 from bottle
Dark red colour with the centre of the glass just being transparent. Strange nose, a little tight but a lovely minty tone. Thick and sweet in the mouth, with a good tannic structure inside a ripe bramble fruit essence with an interesting pine sap note. Very sweet and with waves of fruit coming through in the mid-palate. Very good length with many phases before it finally fades away. 6/6 or 90/100.[/i]
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by uncle tom » 11:50 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

Vastly better than the SW drawn from two halves, dark, nicely mature and satisfying. In the evening's rankings, this gained my third place.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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