1977 Smith Woodhouse

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1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 21:07 Thu 03 Jul 2014

Ruby red tinge to the rim but a deep, firm mid-red centre; 80% opaque. Pleasant and attractive nose of sweet black cherry and a hint of nutmeg. Soft and silky texture on entry, followed by a wave of dry cocoa tannins and wonderful red fruit. Lovely palate with plenty of youthfulness. A big aftertaste then an explosion of flavours of fruit, dark chocolate and terrific complexity. Fantastic port, really very fine and with decades of life ahead. 91/100. Drunk 22-Jun-14. Decanted ½ hour.
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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