1977 Smith Woodhouse

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by flash_uk » 12:14 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1977 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 14:42 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Deep red with an opaque centre. Mature, but not youthful. Rich with fresh fruit on the nose. Smooth entry onto the palate wih young fruit and a generous dollop of tannins drying out the mouth. Big and rich fruit shows over the tonge, but in a way which hints at this wine being slightly closed. Dry and tannic aftertaste and a big finish full of rich, dark cherry fruit. This needs more time. Served blind it was guessed to be Dow 1994. 90/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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