1997 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1997 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 16:29 Fri 20 Jun 2008

Opened as part of :tpf:’s First Anniversary Celebration (placemats). Double-decanted Wednesday, and allowed to stand, cork on, at room temperature for two days.

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Post by g-man » 06:39 Sat 21 Jun 2008

brilliant balance of acidity and red currants.

unfortunaltey lacking a nice finish and a good boquet (which was completely lacking ) ...

a solid port for the 17$ price range

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Martinez 1997

Post by jdaw1 » 15:18 Sat 21 Jun 2008

Dark purply red, little nose. Great mouthfeel, very smooth, not long. Currant? Cranberry?—yes, cranberry. Odd structure, probably caused by the long decanting time. Maybe 36 rather than 48 hours would have been better. Later a menthol note appeared in the mid-palate.

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