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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.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.
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.