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 » 23:06 Thu 09 Feb 2012

On Wednesday 8th February 2012 four port enthusiasts met in The Bung Hole to enjoy some fine port, served blind. And we did. Links:

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 23:34 Thu 09 Feb 2012

Mz85: decanted 8am. Lovely dark red, 50% opaque. Nosing of tannin, dry plums, and some cherries behind. To taste a very soft start with red fruit. Heat mid- to late-palate. Lovely, though shorter than perfect.

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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by DRT » 00:52 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Strawberry and some heat on the nose. Cherry sweetness - good weight and structure with powdery tannins in the finish and some mint on the end. Very good Port.
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Re: 1985 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 09:57 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Medium dark colour, lovely aroma; Very well balanced, firm with good fruit. Very pleasant, but eclipsed by both 77s for me.

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