1985 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 12:53 Sat 07 Aug 2010

Mz85, for the toasting of the nuptials of SushiNorth. At d+30 minutes dark red, 75% opaque, slightly bitter, such little nose as there is being closed. Like previous just-opened Mz85s.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by DRT » 12:58 Sat 07 Aug 2010

Presumably Paris is now an almost port-free zone? :-(
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 22:56 Sat 07 Aug 2010

Earlier in the evening Mr and Mrs Scribner were toasted with champagne; now it’s time for Mz85. Mid-sweetness at the start, drier at the end, with hints of several fruits: fig and damson I think, but lightly. Good length. It is not fantastic, but utterly drinkable fine vintage port.

A long and happy marriage! (The secret of which is dinner and dancing, every week. He should go on Tuesdays, she on Thursdays.)

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 18:17 Sun 08 Aug 2010

Mz85, the following day. Much drier, with something plum-ish having replaced yesterday’s sweeter fruits. Still reasonable weight, but shortened by the passage of time.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 18:18 Sun 08 Aug 2010

DRT wrote:Presumably Paris is now an almost port-free zone? :-(
Clean out of ≤1863s.

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