1963 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1963 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Mon 13 Jun 2016

At Bonham’s on 18 February 2016 was sold most of a pipe of Fonseca 1963, not moved since original purchase (lots 324 to 343).

So, on Wednesday 15th June 2016, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger to compare six of these, which were joined by a selection of other English-bottled Vintage Ports.

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 17:21 Mon 20 Jun 2016

25% opacity, slightly cloudy. Mid-weight, smooth, mildly citric mid palate.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by AHB » 21:02 Sat 02 Jul 2016

Bottled by Charles Kinloch. Very pale orange colour, almost the colour of a pink Champagne; 30% opaque. Soft on the nose, smelling of sweet tangerines. Neutral entry, hollow and delivering virtually nothing. Very light in flavour on the mid-palate but delivering tangerine on the long finish. A disappointing wine partially rescued by the finish. 85/100.
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