1980 Smith Woodhouse

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 09:13 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Deep red with a mature tone but still incredibly dark; 90% opaque. Attractive nose of warm fruit although a touch restrained. The restraint continues on the palate with the entry brooding and dark, hinting at having lots of fruit but slow to show it. Great tannins still present though. This bottle is closed, but shows lots of promise for the future. 89/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 2015.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1980 Smith Woodhouse

Post by flash_uk » 15:00 Wed 06 Jan 2016

80% opacity, dark red. Pepper nose. Full, tannic, fruit and pepper. Very enjoyable.

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