1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

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1988 Madalena

Post by AHB » 21:24 Sun 01 May 2011

By Smith Woodhouse.

Mid-red, holding in to the rim with a slight rose tinge right on the edge of the rim; 90% opaque. Peach and vanilla on the nose - and Rainier cherries! Light bodied texture, flavoursome with candied red jelly beans dominating the palate, supported by gentle tannins and soft acidity. Lively aftertaste, raspberries and a dry brioche finish. Thoroughly enjoyable port. 88/100. Drunk 2 April 2011 after 4 hours decant.
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