1977 Smith Woodhouse

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Cockburn 1900
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1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 16:29 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Smith Woodhouse (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.


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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:24 Thu 02 Mar 2017

70% opacity, warm dark red. Soft fruit, raspberry. Tannic on entry, dark fruit, smokiness and leathery tones.Full of fruit, good sweetness, acidity maybe a bit lacking.

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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 20:48 Sun 02 Apr 2017

A magnum bought ex-cellars in 2010. Deep red, very dark and youthful appearance; brick red in tone. Youthful but rather closed on the nose, what smell there is is quite vigorous and sharp. Smooth in texture with sharp edges and pepper on the tonge. The palate softens with air to allow deep and brooding fruit with a hidden sweet core. Late on the palate some dark chocolate emerges under the sour cranberry. Bitter-sweet cranberry and black chocolate make up the aftertaste and finish. This would benefit from more time in the cellar. 89/100. Decanted 4½ hours
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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