1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

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DRT
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1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

Post by DRT » 19:49 Tue 17 May 2011

Consumed at the Crusting Pipe on 16 May 2011.

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Croft 1970 (JDAW)
Smith Woodhouse Madalena 1988 (DRT)
Quevedo 20 Year Tawny (OJMQ)
Fonseca 1985 (CMAG)
Croft 1963 (RAYC)
Cockburn 1970 (THRA)
Gould Campbell 1977 (RAYC)
Taylor 1980 (Team)

My contribution to the evening. Decanted 10 hours. Some VA on the nose - not too much to be unpleasant. Chocolaty and thinner than other bottles of this that I have had. Not a good bottle.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

Post by jdaw1 » 19:14 Fri 20 May 2011

SWM88. Red, 50% opaque. Nose: I thought corked. Generally I am not sensitive to TCA (though more than I was), but this was corked and increasingly so. To taste red fruit, burnt notes, the fruit very red and long.

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Re: 1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

Post by Axel P » 19:40 Tue 24 May 2011

I did own a full case of this, watched it over the years and the alcohol never got integrated. One that I do not like

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