1994 Smith Woodhouse

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winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
Posts: 1906
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1994 Smith Woodhouse

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Popped, decanted and poured.

Retasted after a couple of hours.

50% opaque.

Smelled like VP in early maturity - still lots of dark plummy fruit on the nose but the fire gone. Hint of herbs.

On the palate very much ready to go with sweetened Agen prunes and licorice.

Congruent finish. Chocolate later. Quite dry.

Remains very nice but by no means stellar for the vintage.
winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
Posts: 1906
Joined: 15:35 Mon 13 May 2019

Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

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+96 hours (kept in decanter in fridge in the meantime) this was still pleasant but to my taste a bit over-mature. I'll drink up what I've got and not buy more.

Vesuvio, Fonseca, and Warre on the other hand...
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