1999 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

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1999 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

Post by AHB » 21:05 Thu 01 Sep 2011

Bottled unfiltered in 2003. Deep red in colour, young and opaque. Rich on the nose, full of blackcurrant and applemint. A touch hollow on entry, but then a full bodied and tannic port reveals itself, accompanied by plenty of fruit and acidity - lovely floral tones in the blackcurrant fruit. A big aftertaste and huge finish, tingling aniseed and black chocolate that lasts an immense time. A big port drunk far too early in its life - give it at least another 5 years! 89/100. Drunk 25 August 2011.
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