1955 Martinez

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 09:01 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Mz55: 50% opaque; on the red side of red-orange. Nosing of dark chocolate. In the palate very long, with, again dark chocolate.

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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by DRT » 15:54 Thu 14 Oct 2010

My brief note says: "Flat nose - quite light - some biterness".

I wasn't particularly keen on this wine during the tasting but do recall it to be a perfectly respectable glass of port during the sweeping-up session.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by AHB » 08:40 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Burnt sienna in colour; 40% opaque. Fruity nose, a little hot, not spectacular but with lots of sweet and sticky blood orange. Pleasant texture, mid-weight. Some bitterness early on but develops nicely on the palate with soft tannins showing through and plenty of glycerine giving depth. Lots of structure. A big aftertaste and a huge finish of sweet St Clement’s Pudding and custard. 89/100.
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by Chris Doty » 10:19 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Consistent in profile and composition with most of the wines of this evening. Medium ruby color, spirity, with almost a cactus juice mouthfeel before sweetening up somewhat towards the transition from midpalate to finish. This is perfectly drinkable, but not really blowing much wind up my dress. 83 pts.

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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by Glenn E. » 22:55 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Medium red.
Nose: Some candle wax.
Palate: Starts pleasant, but then fades fast and ends harsh.
Finish: Not great, but good length.

Score: 85 points. The Martinez was my lowest ranked Port of the night. Which, since I gave it 85 points, meant we had a very good night!
Glenn Elliott

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