1960 Smith Woodhouse

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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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 Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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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 Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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