1985 Martinez

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1985 Martinez VP

Post by KillerB » 16:29 Fri 20 Jun 2008

Opened at 16:00. Looking very clean and nice cherry nose coming out. Looks a little light at the moment but we know that it darkens. Cork was damp and broke leaving about 1/8th inch behind - weirdo. Looking forward to drinking it later.
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Post by KillerB » 22:32 Fri 20 Jun 2008

The Martinez 1985 is not up to the optimum decanter time that we all know and love. It's still a little thin and has an acrid taste which is a bit medicinal. Underneath there are cherries and zest of orange but it will be a lot better tomorrow.
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Post by KillerB » 23:39 Fri 20 Jun 2008

It's now settled down and the nose has lost the sharpness. Lovely cherry flavours in the mouth and a fabulous milk chocolate finish. Sounds just like the stuff AHB is drinking.
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Post by AHB » 23:54 Fri 20 Jun 2008

Are you getting the Turkish Delight sweet rose jelly at the end of the mid-palate?

This is very tasty. Wonder where I can get some more?
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Post by KillerB » 00:14 Sat 21 Jun 2008

AHB wrote:Are you getting the Turkish Delight sweet rose jelly at the end of the mid-palate?

This is very tasty. Wonder where I can get some more?
Didn't get it in the mouth but it is noticeable on the nose now you mention it.

I have but one left now.
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