1977 Smith Woodhouse

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 18:48 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Deep red in colour, no magenta but also no bricking; opaque. Fresh fruit salad on the nose, full of mixed tropical and temperate fruits; complex and really rather nice. Restrained on the palate at first, then generous sweet red cherry fruit and a big dose of tannins. Soft on the palate with generous acidity and effortless balance - a port in its prime. Lovely lingering finish with lots of sweet black cherry and dark chocolate. Another port that is drinking well today but will last another 10-30 years without too much difficulty. Served blind this was guessed to be Morgan 1991. 89/100. 15-Feb-16.
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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by Doggett » 14:38 Wed 09 Mar 2016

SW77 Big Fruits, very deep in colour, almost purple. Some minty eucalyptus on the taste and nice alcohol on the finish. This is still showing young and a great example of the vintage. Served blind this was guessed to be a Martinez 85.
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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 23:38 Wed 21 Sep 2016

SW77: dark red, 70% opaque. Palate of dark plums, and big young fruit. My second place, behind the O70.

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