NV Martinez Crusted 1973

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NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by jdaw1 » 13:02 Sun 13 Oct 2013

To celebrate the Quinquagenary of AHB, he arranged a horizontal of 1963s in Wokingham at The Cantley House Hotel (evenings of Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October 2013) and The Walter Arms (lunch on Saturday 12th), and two evening Champagne tastings for our better halves. Sadly the venue was not able to accommodate all he would have liked to have invited. Diaries had been blocked since early 2012, and bottles had been gathered for most of a decade before that. A splendid weekend indeed.

This Martinez Crusted bottled 1973 was a late addition to Saturday evening’s event. Also see the review of the event as a whole.

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted bottled 1973

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted bottled 1973

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted bottled 1973

Post by benread » 23:08 Sun 13 Oct 2013

I took no specific notes on this port but my glass was empty well before the end of the night. Being a successful 'cellar defender' to a Dow 1963 and Noval National 1963 is no mean feat!

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted bottled 1973

Post by jdaw1 » 23:20 Sun 13 Oct 2013

Some links:
Review which includes links to the Champagnes; Placemats and their Parameters;
• Fri evening 1963s: VS QH GC Ck G | Kh Mg Av F | RV Rs S Dl Cn;
• Sat aftern’n 1963s: Sb RVi RCV Ad RO | Dm BBR T Cr Ni | Mk Fd O Mz;
• Sat evening 1963s: MC W D N NN | A B&I Df PS Cv | GB CáF B Fr;
• Others: 1863 Burmester, 1977 Warre (tappitt hen), Martinez Crusted bottled 1973, 1966 Château Batailley (magnum).

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted bottled 1973

Post by DRT » 01:48 Thu 17 Oct 2013

Waxy nose, also on the palate. Reminds me of a Muscatel port. Past its prime but not unpleasant.

The previous note was taken at D+0 - later it was an enjoyable glass of port.
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