1970 Smith Woodhouse

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1970 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 16:36 Tue 29 Oct 2019

Put on as a "by the glass" special at the Boot & Flogger. Wonderful mature red colour, 60% opaque. A complex and spicy nose with lots of edgy tobacco and sweet dusty cherry syrup. Poised on the palate, fresh cherry fruit and a great acidic core. Fragrant and spicy, this really gives the palate a kick! The tobacco spice really liven up the late palate. Wonderful freshness to the aftertaste, lots of cherry and fragrance before a huge dose of cracked peppercorn and black licorice takes over. Very long and complex finish. This is a superb bottle of this excellent Port. 94/100. Drunk 29-Oct-19. Decanted ½ hour.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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