1955 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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SEAN C.
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1955 Martinez Vintage Port

Post by SEAN C. » 16:38 Sat 01 Dec 2007

The 1955 Martinez was surprisingly youthful in the glass, it looked like it was 30 years younger! It had a floral scent of roses mixed with honey and a lot of alcohol. It tasted strongly of fruit, predominantly blackberry, cherry, and green apple. Unfortunately it was still somewhat hot in terms of alcohol even after 3 hours of decanting and 2 hours of tasting. Although drinking very well now the '55 Martinez can easily last another 20 years or more but could have benefited from additional decanting time.
A 15 second finish.
The Martinez was a great bottle and at half the price of the '55 Graham, and one third the Fonseca it was a real bargain. I wish I could find more!

Sean C. 94/100
Moses B. 91/100
Joe M. 96/100

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Post by Conky » 17:17 Sat 01 Dec 2007

That scented flowers smell does seem a common trait with the better Martinez's.

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Post by SEAN C. » 19:33 Sat 01 Dec 2007

No idea..this was the first and last Martinez in my collection..we all thought flowers and rubbing alcohol on the nose.. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more Martinez though..it was an excellent bottle.

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