1966 Smith Woodhouse

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1966 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 22:14 Tue 22 Nov 2016

A few of us gathered in the B&F to do the obvious, sighted. Perhaps a photograph of the glasses will be used on the cover of The Book.

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Re: 1966 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 10:49 Sat 26 Nov 2016

SW6366.
In [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=101792#p101792]the review thread[/url] jdaw1 wrote:At AHB’s request the cork of the unlabelled purported SW63 was pushed in. Late in the evening it was bagged out, and clearly showed SW66.
Orange, 20% opaque — not a joy to behold. Palate very soft and lovely, being much fuller than its colour. Heat mid-palate. Very very dry late-palate. Drink up — soon.

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Re: 1966 Smith Woodhouse

Post by PhilW » 13:12 Wed 30 Nov 2016

Believed to be SW63 at time of purchase, but proven to be SW66 by the cork.
Soft to taste with light toffee, some acidity; not perfectly in balance, but enjoyable.
Rating: g+

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Re: 1966 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 08:11 Wed 04 Jan 2017

Originally purchased as "Believed Smith Woodhouse 1963" the cork revealed this to be Smith Woodhouse 1966. Tawny brown in colour, looking like a 20 year old tawny, 40% opaque. Oxidised nose, flat and lifeless. Some bruised apples on entry, soft and full of brown sugar. On the mid-palate this shows a little roasted coffee bean and caramel. Brown apple juice dominates the aftertaste before a coffee bean and burnt sugar finish that has good length. Sadly a compromised bottle. 82/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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