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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1983

Port from Porto DOC, Portugal
RH 93
WS 92
20.0% ABV
Item # 2018

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750ml
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93 points Roy Hersh (For The Love of Port): "Dark magenta color that’s predominantly opaque, with a ruby edge. Deeply extracted and by far the most impressive color of any Port in either session. The nose was tight as a snare drum and remained reticent for well over an hour, regardless of coaxing. When it finally opened up later in the evening, there were grapy and cassis aromas and I had a strong suspicion this was the Smith Woodhouse, pure in its aromatic profile. The palate was delicious and intensely concentrated with dense, chewy sweet boysenberry and cassis fruit flavors; young, simple and nearly jammy, but with enough zippy acidity to keep it interesting, while possessing ripe and astringent tannins. In reality, this will drink better 1-2 decades down the road, as it is built for long term cellaring and will reward patience for those that enjoy a more mature affect. The finish was extra-long and smooth, but like the mid-section it lacked intricacy. Otherwise, it’s a wonderfully young Vintage Port. (4/20/13)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very impressive for its brute strength. Very deep, dark ruby, with a concentrated cassis nose, full-bodied, rich, powerful and nd oveoverflowing with fruit flavors and hard tannins. (1989)"
93 points Roy Hersh (For The Love of Port): "Dark magenta color that’s predominantly opaque, with a ruby edge. Deeply extracted and by far the most impressive color of any Port in either session. The nose was tight as a snare drum and remained reticent for well over an hour, regardless of coaxing. When it finally opened up later in the evening, there were grapy and cassis aromas and I had a strong suspicion this was the Smith Woodhouse, pure in its aromatic profile. The palate was delicious and intensely concentrated with dense, chewy sweet boysenberry and cassis fruit flavors; young, simple and nearly jammy, but with enough zippy acidity to keep it interesting, while possessing ripe and astringent tannins. In reality, this will drink better 1-2 decades down the road, as it is built for long term cellaring and will reward patience for those that enjoy a more mature affect. The finish was extra-long and smooth, but like the mid-section it lacked intricacy. Otherwise, it’s a wonderfully young Vintage Port. (4/20/13)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very impressive for its brute strength. Very deep, dark ruby, with a concentrated cassis nose, full-bodied, rich, powerful and nd oveoverflowing with fruit flavors and hard tannins. (1989)"
Product SKU 2018
Producer Smith Woodhouse
Country Portugal
Region Porto DOC
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 1983
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
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