1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

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1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

Post by AHB » 23:00 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Bottle matured, bottled in 1990. Mature brick-red in colour. Gentle nose of sweet fruit, raisins and strawberries. Sweet and smooth entry, gentle fruit on the palate but with a core of rhubarb acidity. Powerful rhubarb on the late palate, fresh and lively giving a lovely mid-weight impression. A little thin on the aftertaste but a flavoursome and delicious finish that is driven by the rhubarb acidity. Rather delicious, with some power and lots of acidity. Very pleasant port. 88/100. May 2015.
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