1970 Smith Woodhouse

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1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 15:18 Sat 19 Nov 2011

A triple vertical of Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Quarles Harris, at the RAF Club on Thursday 17th November 2011, in honour of the 30th Birthday of the organiser. Links:

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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by jdaw1 » 18:45 Sat 26 Nov 2011

SW70. Dark red, 75% opaque. To taste alcohol, herbs and lemon. A light-weight port, even slight, but pleasant and refreshing.

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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by WS1 » 11:59 Sun 27 Nov 2011

dark ruby red, rich red fruit, taste a bit dusty, a bit restrained; overall not as great as this port can be; in my eyes a bt that has recently been travelling and has not given enough time to rest
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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 23:36 Sat 03 Dec 2011

Mid red, orange rim, 60% opaque. Subdued nose. On the palate this has gentle fruit, lots of raspberry and very soft tannin. Lovely aftertaste, soft and gentle jelly and a long length. Very pleasant. 89/100.
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Re: 1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by DRT » 21:34 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Redcurrant on the nose - very high acidity and a bitter finish.
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