1922 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1922 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 18:19 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The traditional Christmas Tasting was held in Tom’s pub.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 18:22 Thu 05 Jan 2017

20% opacity, nice and clear, brown-amber. Fresh nose, bubblegum. Soft smooth entry then faint heat and acidity. Syrupy, stewed fruits - apricots. For a 94 y/o port, still retaining great liveliness.

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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:01 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Bought at auction as part of a parcel that included this bottle bearing a handwritten label reading "Graham 1945", which the bottle clearly wasn't. Happily the cork was clearly branded "Martinez 1922".

Gentle bronze colour, 20% opaque. Slightly dirty nose, but under the dirt was a lovely summer meadow full of flowers. Smooth texture on entry with delicious sweet honey but with lots of floral perfume. Great palate development and a wonderful complexity to the port leading to a warm aftertaste and a lingering finish of flowers, coffee and burnt sugar. Very lovely, but slightly too sweet to be a top port. Note that in the glass there were hints of beeswing. 87/100. 15-Dec-16. Decanted 1 hour.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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