- Dow 1980
- Posts: 2997
- Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
- Location: Near Cambridge, UK
On Wednesday 26th
November 2014 we held a vertical tasting of Martinez vintage ports from 1922-1997,
located in the brasserie room at Davy's at Woolgate
- Cockburn 1900
- Posts: 21902
- Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
- Location: London
Mz34. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Varnish on nose. Early in the glass, soft, light, grape-pip bitterness. Good, but not great. A late note recorded “soft and lovely”.
- Graham’s 1970
- Posts: 8159
- Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
- Location: Belfast
Light chestnut, with light pink through it. A nose of light cherries - really an absolutely excellent nose, big but delicate and fragrant. This was orangey in the mouth, some currants, some heat in the finish. The finish was short and hot but still, this was excellent as far as I was concerned.
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- Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
- Posts: 3275
- Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
- Location: London
30% opacity, warm burnt orange. Sweet nose, oranges. Lovely sweetness in the mouth, tongue tingling. Heat builds gently all along. Smooth, and fine length. Very fine stuff.
- Fonseca 1963
- Posts: 12649
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Lovely glowing reddish-orange, 20%. Less pronounced on the nose than the 1922 or 1927 with some harshness and dirty tones. The palate presence is good with a nice texture, if slightly thin. Big mid-palate, full of flavours and with a much bigger profile than would have been expected from the entry. Slightly dry, but floral and elegant with a peppery essence. A burst of acidity on the aftertaste; a huge finish, long and full. 94/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)