DRINKING BUDDIES

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1980

NEW POLL!!! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!

I have a really short review on a wine I tried today that up until this moment has really escaped me.
Tonight was date night for my wife and me, and we went over to a little place in Mandeville called Cafe Lynn.  What's so interesting about it is not just the formal European style foods with the subtle notes of Cajun flare and familiarity, but that the location was previously a Burger King.  Dinner was exceptional but dessert was the spotlight this evening.  We shared a creme brulee but I ordered a featured wine of the night, a 25 year old port called Smith Woodhouse.

Although I could not find the exact bottle on the website (and the retaurant was too dark to take a picture with my cell phone) I thought that this phenomenal drink was worth mention.  The color of the majestic port is a very opaque nearly cognac colored red that fades into gold towards the glass.  The nose and taste are nearly identical only with very minor differences.  Dark honey was very evident, alongside blackberry and fig.

Not for your average wine consumer, and definitely not a drink consumed before dessert.  At eight dollars per three ounce glass, you can expect to pay anywhere from $70 to $90 for a 750ml at retail price.  Here's a list on wine searcher.com that can help you find it:  Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1980.

I don't blame y'all for not buying one if you don't want to....  Just take my word for it.  It was pretty damn good.

25 comments:

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  2. sounds absolutely delish, but that is a tad pricey for my broke college kid butt.

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  3. Yeah it's a bit pricey
    voted on poll :)

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  4. I'll have to keep that stuff in mind when I get around to dating again.

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  5. Great review, hope I can get my hands on some someday!! Thanks a lot for your input!

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  6. I love a good Aged Port. :D
    Will definitely have my eye out for a bottle for the wife. ;D

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  7. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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  8. It would be fine for a special occasion. I voted!

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  9. interesting..I want a new post..:)

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  10. I've actually had this EXACT same port (vintage, too). I became a bit obsessed with ports when working at a liquor store for a while. I tried my hardest to try as many as I possibly could. I have a little notebook with all my reviews of the ones I tasted, but I have no idea where it is.

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  11. awesome stuff! keep those posts coming :)

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  12. you forgot some commas... still reading though. -_-

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  13. If good fortune favors me I'll locate and splurge on a bottle. : )

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  14. For something that expensive, it has to be great, right?

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  15. Look forward to the post - but I'm more a claret man.

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