1977 Smith Woodhouse

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AHB
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1977 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:55 Sat 27 Nov 2010

Deep red, still opaque. Warm nose of cloves and pine cones, very sweet and intense. Full bodied, full-flavoured and with a dry cedar wood core from the distinct tannins which are still in the wine. An astonishing aftertaste, huge in size and never-ending in length. An enormous port with decades of life ahead of it. 93/100. Drunk 24 November 2010.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by Chris Doty » 19:25 Mon 29 Nov 2010

Just bought a bottle of this the other day! So happy to see the AHB 93

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