1975 Martinez

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1975 Martinez vintage port

Post by AHB » 14:09 Tue 02 Feb 2010

Very pale red in colour (in poor lighting) with a pale rim and a very light centre. Very hollow on the nose, although it opened and developed with time in the glass to reveal oranges and milk chocolate.. Lovely sweet antry, very soft andf elegant structure. Lightly fruity with a peppery bite in the mid palate, although dominated by pink grapefruit. Warm aftertaste, with weak and milky coffee the main component, which settles into a long and elegant finish of dried cranberries and nut skins. 84/100. Drunk 1 Feb 2010.
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Re: 1975 Martinez vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 18:17 Tue 09 Feb 2010

Brown tawny, very translucent. To taste light and thin. Heat on tongue. Lots of fruitless sugar. AHB rightly said ‟grapefruit”.

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Re: 1975 Martinez vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 18:24 Tue 09 Feb 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=32975#p32785]Here[/url] Chris Doty wrote:1975 Martinez -- Again -- a bit of sugar syrup on the nose. Very thin in the mouth, and largely lacking in fruit. I believe 'grapefruit sugar water' hit this one quite squarely. 81

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