1985 Martinez

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Martinez vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:02 Mon 03 Oct 2011

Deep red, but starting to mellow and with a slight lightening on the rim; 90% opaque. Not revealing much on the nose, some redcurrant and perhaps a touch of VA that adds a dose of concentrated perfume to the nose. Modest body, soft tannins balance the sweet raspberry fruit and there is a decent core of acidity. Chewy finish of nut skins and raspberry seeds with an interesting orange zest bitterness. Drinking nicely now. 89/100.
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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Martinez vintage port

Post by RAYC » 23:38 Mon 03 Oct 2011

No formal notes, but an enjoyable port which was solid and pleasant rather than exciting. Quite mellow, very moreish, great for sipping. Seems, from the various occasions that i have tried it, to offer consistent performance. I would be delighted to have this in my cellar as a casual drinker if i could find it in the £30 region. I rather like the label, too. ***
Rob C.

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