1994 Martinez

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1994 Martinez

Post by DRT » 23:06 Sat 17 May 2008

Inspired by Jdaw's M97 TN

A huge blackcurrant smell filled the room while decanting. Dark in the decanter but lighter than expected in the glass. A nice mid to heavy weight. Black fruits quickly followed by lots of heat which fades into a minty finish. This should be good if the heat integrates.

More later.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Sat 17 May 2008

Did that Mz97 TN inspire you to include such excellent pictures? Presumably they’re coming soon.

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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by DRT » 00:33 Sun 18 May 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Did that Mz97 TN inspire you to include such excellent pictures? Presumably they’re coming soon.
Yes, they will follow once the Mrs goes to bed and can't accuse me of spending too much time with my port geek friends :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by DRT » 01:06 Sun 18 May 2008

+2 Hours
Better weight. Chocolate, delicious and now slightly tannic. A nice long finish. Very promising.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by DRT » 02:10 Sun 18 May 2008

+4 Hours
Now a great molasses nose but a bit hollow in the mouth. Still lots of fruit and a good finish.

I have a feeling this wine needs to grow up. It has enough tannic dryness to see it through but enough fruity scrumptiousness to be wiped out in it's youth.

Score: 5-7
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by RonnieRoots » 07:18 Sun 18 May 2008

I have a soft spot for (and a good stack of) this port, and always enjoy it thoroughly when we drink it. In fact, it is the only bottle of vintage port we brought with us from Holland!

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Post by KillerB » 11:36 Sun 18 May 2008

Had this with bman and Stevie three years ago and it was excellent for such a young Port. Needed more time but we would easily have finished it if Stevie hadn't cried off with the old "I've got a plane to catch" excuse.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 01:22 Mon 19 May 2008

Photos as promised...

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Post by KillerB » 01:25 Mon 19 May 2008

Nice colour :990033:
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 01:27 Mon 19 May 2008

KillerB wrote:Nice colour :990033:
The colour is almost as good as the taste :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 01:28 Mon 19 May 2008

...but quite light for a '94
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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