1963 Martinez

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SushiNorth
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1963 Martinez

Post by SushiNorth » 19:37 Fri 30 Oct 2009

Martinez 1963 brought by g-man to the NY Halloween Treat tasting
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by g-man » 00:07 Sat 31 Oct 2009

Opened now,

tawnyish in color with a very slight hint of red left.

nose of a very delicate light brown sugar and strawberries no hint of heat at all.

deceivingly heavy and spirity on the palate and picks up more and more weight in your mouth.

full, lush, menthol, slight nuttiness, dried orange peels and marmalade.
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by g-man » 05:28 Sat 31 Oct 2009

Did not relent at dinner, with people commenting that this tastes more like an excellent tawny then a vintage port.

It's got starting to pick up the tawny characteristics but has some smoothness and complexity on the body to keep it a vintage.

That being said, still very spirity even at the end of the meal. A bottle that probably has seen better days but still makes for some very good quaffing.

Very excellent with the sauteed onions and burger.

87 pts.
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by TBird » 17:14 Sat 31 Oct 2009

carmel, almonds, figs/dates, cherries & orange peel. blind noone could have convinced me this was not a tawny. a very good tawny. :?
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Re: 1963 Martinez

Post by SushiNorth » 22:32 Wed 04 Nov 2009

A very nice wine, but a bit over the hill for VP. Spirity nose (tiny bit of chocolate) that subdued over the course of the evening, with a light strawberry color and hint of bricking. Chocolate and fruit in the mouth, followed by caramel and vanilla in the tail. I believe John ID'd orange peel and i agree. It is a bit like a tawny, but with a big body. 91, and it went best with the caramelized onions and burger.
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