1970 Smith Woodhouse

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1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 18:21 Sun 11 Jun 2017


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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 18:28 Sun 11 Jun 2017

SW70, brought by AHB. Red-pink, 40% opaque. Dry early palate. Long soft Port, very very long, but on the edge of drying out.

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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 20:46 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Mature brick red colour, 40% opaque. A wonderful nose of sweet mace and candied cherry. Lovely texture, smooth and elegant. Plenty of fruit with a nice cedar tone; but the fruit is fabulous, mature and elegant. Slightly dry aftertaste before a glorious and fragrant finish, which has a quick burst of orange at the end. 92/100. Drunk 10-May-17. Decanted 6 hours.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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