1950 Smith Woodhouse

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1950 Smith Woodhouse vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:46 Sun 16 Dec 2007

Very pale colour, weak orange rim. Tangarines and violet drops on the nose. Very sweet entry of oranges and, surprisingly given the colour of the wine, there are still some tannins in the mouth. Lovely peppery midpalate, together with bitters and considerable complexity. Nice floral elements in the late development of the flavours in the mouth. A gentle aftertaste that never amounts to a great deal but is perfectly respectable. 92/100.
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RonnieRoots
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Post by RonnieRoots » 18:01 Mon 17 Dec 2007

This was a very nice port, and suprisingly good given the producer and vintage. I do think it would have been nicer with a bit more fruit on the palate. 90 points.

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