1985 Martinez

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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by RAYC » 16:58 Tue 05 Apr 2011

Third Martinez i have tried, third thumbs up. I really should get hold of some. Though it will have to join the long list of other ports.
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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 17:28 Fri 08 Apr 2011

DRT’s Mz85. Nosing of strawberry and red cherry. In the mouth mature, some heat.

I mis-guessed W70. Others chose G77, Df80, D83, W85, W77, and, most accurately, ‟no idea”.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by JacobH » 20:34 Fri 08 Apr 2011

Good red colour. Cinder boxes on the nose, rose-water Turkish delight in the mouth, leading to a slightly watery finish.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by AHB » 21:36 Sun 01 May 2011

A small sample was left for me on Sunday morning, with no clues as to what the port might be.

Mid-red, showing middle-aged maturity; 80% opaque. Lovely mature, fruit driven nose showing sweet bramble fruit and a cedar wood twist; deep, rich and promising. Sweet fruit hits the palate with gentle tannins wrapped up in sweet blackberry juice. A big aftertaste, with lovely cedar tones in the bramble jelly finish. This wine has a lovely balance and is really enjoyable. Guessed to be 1970 Dow, 1983 Dow and finally 1985 Martinez. 89/100. Drunk 3 April 2011 after 36 hours decant.
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