1995 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

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RonnieRoots
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1995 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

Post by RonnieRoots » 21:14 Sun 15 Feb 2009

1995 Smith Woodhouse LBV (bottle matured)
A pop and pour situation. Nice young looking colour. Young on the nose, spiritous and hard, with dark fruit, mint and kirsch.

Medium-sweet entry, with red cherry and candied fruit. Good deal of fire. Medium bodied. Spicy finish with moderate, nicely evolved tannins. A very pleasant port, not overly complex but a very good drinker. This will probably get better with more air.

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Re: 1995 Smith Woodhouse LBV (bottle matured)

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:43 Tue 17 Feb 2009

What a difference a day makes. On day 2 this really rounded up nicely. Most of the heat and all of the candied fruit are gone. Lovely nose of blackberries, rose hip and a touch of tobacco. The taste is now darker, with some lovely licorice / bay leaf on the finish. I'm still amazed by the youth of this. And I'm glad we bought a six-pack, of which 4 bottles are safe in our storage in the Netherlands! 89 points.

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