1985 Smith Woodhouse

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LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1985 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by LGTrotter » 02:12 Thu 01 Aug 2013

I seem to have a carpet of Graham ’77 covering everything except this. As the Graham still wants some keeping I had another of these.

I was a bit unkind to this wine in the previous post. It seems livelier than the last bottle. There is a lot more liquorice and fruit. Very sweet to taste, almost young with a lovely rasp of tannin at the end. It should keep for a lot of years. I wonder if this is bottle variation or just me. I am not minded to change my score though; 6-6.

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AHB
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:05 Fri 02 Aug 2013

Were these two separate bottles of SW85? If so, would you mind if we got one of the admins to split the second post to a different thread so it shows up as a separate tasting notes?
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LGTrotter
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by LGTrotter » 22:52 Sat 03 Aug 2013

Yes two separate bottles, I'm still finding my way a bit with posting etiquette. Please feel free to perform whatever jiggery-pokery you need to make this work.

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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:25 Sun 04 Aug 2013

Both the jiggery and the pokery have now been completed successfully.
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by LGTrotter » 23:45 Sun 04 Aug 2013

Thank-you. I shall stick to one bottle at a time from now on, in my notes at least.

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