1985 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Porto

Year: 1985
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 90
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
Price :
$79.95

FROM THE OWNERS PERSONAL INVENTORY, BOUGHT IN PREMIER, PRIMARY SOURCE, STORED PERFECTLY NEVER HAS SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY!!...JUST PRISTINE!!

"I have tasted this blind with all the other big-name '85s and it often holds its own. Medium deep ruby, with lovely violet aromas, full-bodied, with plenty of grip, full tannins and a powerful finish.–JS " (WS)

"My experience with Smith-Woodhouse is limited. Is the 1985 the sleeper of the vintage? An astonishing amount of creamy, black-cherry and chocolate-scented fruit fills the nose. On the palate, this full-bodied wine is loaded with extract, great length, and has super finish with plenty of fruit and tannin in proper balance." (WA)