1985 Smith Woodhouse

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Doggett
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by Doggett » 13:12 Mon 30 Nov 2015

SW85 Deep colour, Strong fruits coming through. Slight bitterness at the end that prevented a better score. 88 points

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 23:16 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Mature red, 50% opaque. Mild fruit at first on the nose, a nice mix of sweet and sour. Mild and modest entry, sweet but with sticky fruit. Air on the palate releases some nice fruit flavours with the mature fruit balanced by a decent dose of acidity. Warm aftertaste with modest fruit, fruit which gets stronger through the finish until you reach an attractive green chewiness. Interesting phases of flavour on the finish. 88/100.
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 18:09 Thu 08 Aug 2019

SW85. Red, 40% opaque. Palate slightly acidic, with slight fruit, slight sweetness, and slight sourness. Drinkably pleasant.

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