1985 M. Gonzalez

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1985 M. Gonzalez VP

Post by benread » 22:54 Tue 18 Nov 2008

This was decanted at 8pm and first approach 2 hours later. A dark tawny brown colour with very sweet nose and little alcohol evident. To taste it is quite sweet and were I to venture an opinion, caramel flavours come to mind. Having acquired this at around £12 / bottle, the "QPR" is very acceptable!

Having consumed a bottle of this about a month ago, over the course of 3 days, it is a wine that (to me) feels very approachable now and does not need a long decanting time.

What I am interested to know is whether "M. Gonzalez" is the same house as "Gonzalez Byas & Co". Anyone have any information on this?
Ben
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Re: 1985 M. Gonzalez VP

Post by jdaw1 » 01:58 Wed 19 Nov 2008

There’s a case of GB85 coming up for auction soon will check where and when and (low, IIRC) estimate. I’d happily take a modest fraction of the case.

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