1977 Smith Woodhouse

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1977 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:28 Sat 10 Dec 2011

From magnum. Deep red in colour, 60% opaque. Beautiful nose, spicy fruit, sweet and attractive. Dry entry, lots of firm tannins hiding the sweet fruit. Plenty of fruit on the late palate. Dried cranberry aftertaste; sharp fruit on the finish and a long soft, dark chocolate. One to leave for a while. 90/100. Drunk 1 Dec 2011.

Part of the 2011 Berry Brother's Port Walkaround tasting that included Quinta de la Rosa White Port served with Fever Tree tonic and lemon, Berry's Crusted bottled 2004, Quinta de la Rosa 1997 colheita, Berry's William Pickering 20 year old tawny, 1997 Quinta de Roeda, 1997 Gould Campbell, 1997 Quarles Harris, 1997 Smith Woodhouse, 1997 Fonseca, 1997 Taylor, 1994 Vesuvio, 1994 Warre, 1994 Dow, 1994 Graham, 1985 Fonseca, 1985 Taylor, 1977 Dow, 1977 Smith Woodhouse (magnum), 1977 Taylor, 1970 Gould Campbell, 1970 Graham, 1963 Dow and 1963 Warre.
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RAYC
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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by RAYC » 12:28 Mon 12 Dec 2011

A source of some disagreement between JacobH and i - i found this slightly disjointed with the same unattractively prominent brandy taste that i often experience with young lbvs.

But i can see there is good potential ***(**?) (86-87 now, 90 plus potential)
Rob C.

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