1980 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11913
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 12:30 Sat 02 May 2015

Deep brick-red in colour with a narrow rim and a centre that is 99% opaque. Gentle and perfumed nose of elegant rose petal and redcurrants - quite delicious smelling. The texture on entry is wonderful, delivering sweet toffee apple before a wave of dry tannins rolls in under the fruit but this brings some green unripe tones that detract from the wine and leads to an unbalanced palate. The finish is long and pleasant, but this wine never really convinces. 86/100. 23-Apr-15.
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

Post Reply