1985 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 00:14 Fri 02 Dec 2011

On Wednesday 30th November 2011, in honour of DRT’s presence in London, at The Steak Exchange EC2A 2EH, port was drunk. Links:

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 00:52 Fri 02 Dec 2011

Mz85. Dark red, 70% opaque. Restaurant nosing of pepper and cooked fat, so nose not noted. In comparison to the 67s and 77s, rough, early palate not liked at all. Very sweet though.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by RAYC » 12:41 Fri 02 Dec 2011

Perhaps suffered in the company of the others - a bit young and brash by comparison to the fine mature bottles around it but bags of ainseed and good lip-smacking chewiness - i seemed more positive on this one than others. Would be perfectly acceptable if served on its own! Seems to be a consistent bottle. *** (88)
Rob C.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by DRT » 21:29 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Nice drinking Port which was sadly overshadowed in this company.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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