1945 Martinez

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1945 Martinez

Post by AHB » 20:54 Thu 02 Nov 2017

Mature red with tones of brick, 40% opaque. Gentle spicy cranberries on the nose, spiced with white peppercorns. Elegant on entry, poised and balanced with soft strawberries and so much pepper! Smooth and well balanced with hints of coffee. Very flavoursome, very tasty with a good big palate. Cranberries dominate the aftertaste, the dryness on the tongue showing the tannins still present in the wine. The coffee fades to a maraschino cherry. This is a lovely, fragrant and elegant port. 94/100. 23-Jun-17. Decanted 5 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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