1985 Smith Woodhouse

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1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 15:18 Sat 19 Nov 2011

A triple vertical of Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Quarles Harris, at the RAF Club on Thursday 17th November 2011, in honour of the 30th Birthday of the organiser. Links:

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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 23:20 Sat 26 Nov 2011

SW85. Red, 70% opaque. As with older vintages, heat and lemon. Also plum-like sweetness.

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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by WS1 » 11:08 Sun 27 Nov 2011

dark red to redish colour, sligthly bitterness taste in the mouth, nicely balance, plum fruit, good finish. This port is ready to be drunk now. Good port!
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 23:50 Sat 03 Dec 2011

90% opaque; mid red in colour, looking mature. Modest on the nose, with fresh cut grass and red cherry. Modest entry, full of sharp fruit and with a good dose of acidity and very soft tannins. The fruit grows to fill the palate, showing some late sweetness. Cedar-wood aftertaste, with dry cheeks on a sweet finish that has good length. 86/100.
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by DRT » 21:52 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Excessively sweet entry and a bitter finish.
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