1985 Martinez

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1985 Martinez

Post by DRT » 22:32 Wed 23 Feb 2011

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by DRT » 01:50 Fri 25 Feb 2011

Liquorice nose - a bit raw and disjointed with a hint of VA and heat in the finish.

Not a good bottle of Mz85.

Sorry, Team :roll:
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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by AHB » 14:20 Wed 02 Mar 2011

Mid red colour, showing little maturity; 70% opaque. VA on the nose, dominating over the fruit that tries to escape. Medium bodied, quite tannic in the mouth but with good levels of quite young fruit. Dry and cedar wood finish of very good length. Perhaps one to try again in 5 years? Guessed to be Croft 1985. 84/100.
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