1980 Smith Woodhouse

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jdaw1
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1980 Smith Woodhouse, in halves

Post by jdaw1 » 10:01 Fri 23 May 2008

Two halves of SW80 in decanter #9. The colour a lovely red, though a little translucent. Nose: VA-tastic. Yuck. THRA also finding butanol. Just bad.

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Post by DRT » 22:47 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Smith Woodhouse 1980 from half bottle
From 2 half bottles. Light red colour, but still distinctly red rather than paling to any shade of orange. Bottle stink all over the nose and not enough time to allow it to blow off in the 12 hours we took for the tasting. Light in flavour with stewed fruits dominating. Not rated. (24 hours after the tasting, the bottle stink had blown off and the port was much improved.)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by uncle tom » 11:34 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

Not a star - Sandeman?

In the event, nothing like as good as the SW from a bottle.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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