1960 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1960 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:03 Wed 18 Jul 2012

Burnt sienna in colour, orange on the rim. Smelly nose, quite stinky with lots of cabbage. Sugary entry; dry and with little fruit but plenty of butterscotch and with a nice balancing acidity. Quite gentle and elegant with a lovely finish, gently perfumed and flavoured with bitter orange. 83/100. 09-Jun-12.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1960 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:21 Wed 18 Jul 2012

SW60 red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose spirity early, later acquiring some stink. Taste starts with early heat, and a hint of strawberry, but mostly spirit. Too old without having dried out surely made for AHB.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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