1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

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1988 Smith Woodhouse Madalena

Post by DRT » 03:07 Sun 27 Jan 2008

Decanted 2 Hours
Lovely bright red colour. Deliciously fruity nose. Smooth, thick and classy with good levels of red fruits and a long mouthwatering finish. This is great juice - I need more!

From my two previous experiences I expect this to be even better tomorrow.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 20:06 Sun 27 Jan 2008

+20 Hrs
Darker than last night and now a spicy edge to the nose. Thick and viscous in the mouth. A touch of heat but nothing too distracting. Lots of red cherry and a huge long finish. My cheeks are literaly running with saliva (sorry) during the finish.

What I find most impressive about this port is the quality to price ratio. It can be bought from retail outlets at around £17, which is £5-£7 cheaper than lots of SQVP's are punted in supermarkets, and to my taste this would be in the top 10% of anything you would find on those shelves.

At £200 a case it becomes a no-brainer :roll: - if it ever came up at auction I'm sure it would feel like stealing :P

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 23:40 Sun 27 Jan 2008

+24 Hours
No differrance from 20 hours but wanted to tell you all again how nice it is 88) :D

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 23:47 Sun 27 Jan 2008

I'm avoiding Port like the plague. I want to be all virginal for tomorrow night. Sounds a lovely Port, but I'm more impressed with your general Port consumption. :D

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Post by DRT » 23:51 Sun 27 Jan 2008

Conky wrote: I'm more impressed with your general Port consumption. :D
It's part of my February Detox routine 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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