1955 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 21902
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 11:41 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz55. Red, 40% opaque. Nose slightly woody. Palate mid-weight, soft and light, and again woody. Others liked this more than did I. Indeed, I swapped my ’55 for Axel’s ’58, both of us liking the deal.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8159
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by djewesbury » 12:33 Sat 13 Dec 2014

Good red shade, still very light, only about 20%. Slightly varnishy nose with soft cherries behind. In the mouth this was dry, I wrote ‘cigars’, and gave this 3 out of 5 stars.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3275
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 22:31 Thu 18 Dec 2014

40% opacity, brown-orange. Faint menthol and a freshness to the nose. In the mouth, smooth entry, just a little heat then a dryish finish.

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12649
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:43 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Glowing deep red, powerful colour; 60%. Slightly subdued nose, quite harsh and woody — smelling of birch sap and bitter citrus. Delightful texture, velvet on the tongue. Big and flavoursome palate with lovely a balance; delicious floral complexity on the aftertaste and then a very, very long finish. Very fine mature port. 95/100.
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)

Post Reply