1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

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1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV (unfiltered)

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Re: 1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Wed 30 Jan 2013

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=54389#p54389]Here[/url] AHB wrote:The Smith Woodhouse was served blind and everyone asked to guess what they thought it was. Guesses were quite varied, being:
Cockburn 1963
Cockburn 1970
Dow 1963
Dow 1966
Dow Bomfim 1968
Dow 1983
Martinez 1967
Sandeman 1967
Sandeman 1982
Unknown 1966
Given the company this port was served in, I thought it showed very well and none of the guesses seemed to indicate that people failed to enjoy this port. A good showing for a bottle matured LBV with some decent time in the bottle.

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Re: 1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 00:48 Wed 30 Jan 2013

SW86 LBV, served blind. We were hopeless.

Red, 40% opaque. My tasting-note enthusiasm was clearly diminishing, nay diminished, as I noted only ‟Dry”.

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Re: 1986 Smith Woodhouse LBV

Post by AHB » 14:36 Thu 31 Jan 2013

Bottle matured. Mid red and mature in appearance with a pink rim; 20% opaque. Slight nose of bruised Victoria plums. Balanced entry, a little lightweight on the palate but with plentiful fruit. A lovely core of soft tobacco tannins. Lots of cocoa show on the long tannin dominated finish. Served blind, this was guessed by all present to be a vintage port of age from 1963-1985. 90/100.
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