1985 Smith Woodhouse

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jdaw1
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 17:01 Mon 10 Jan 2011

SW85, dark red, 95% opacity. Nosing of vanilla. The taste was thin, even watery, of reasonable length, with herb and plum. Thin. Later it was better, but still too light. Not bad, but not much better than that.

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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by Glenn E. » 21:58 Mon 10 Jan 2011

Sounds like you guys must have had an off bottle. I've had the 1985 Smith Woodhouse before, and it rivaled the '85 Fonseca in density and power.
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 13:10 Mon 17 Jan 2011

I had forgotten this:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1065#p1065]Here[/url] (and [url=http://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?p=15223#p15223]here[/url]) jdaw1 wrote:Saturday 17th March 2007 !

• Smith Woodhouse 1985
Red, slightly pink, smelling of leaves or (JFH) ‟grass”. Rather weak, but not short. Nicely described by RAW as ‟clean, well balanced, weak”.

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