1922 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1922 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:30 Mon 11 Nov 2013

Good cork, well branded to confirm identity. Reddish tawny in colour, 25% opaque. A well developed nose full of roses and Turkish Delight that lifts out of the glass and invites further sniffing. Lovely balanced entry, with a silky texture and candied fruit. More fruit comes through on the mid-palate with raspberry jelly, a golden sultana sweetness and a lively nutmeg spiciness. There is a great burst of flavour on the aftertaste, before a quick fade to a modest level before the long burnt raising finish settles in and stays for a while. Very pleasant and enjoyable. 92/100. Drunk 01-Nov-13. Decanted 8 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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