1994 Quinta da Eira Velha

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1994 Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 12:35 Wed 05 Mar 2014

1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha
A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 13:20 Wed 05 Mar 2014

MzEV94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Not liked, being too acidic, though that followed by a red grape aftertaste.

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Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by flash_uk » 20:12 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Decanted 1-2 hrs prior. 70% opacity, cloudy rim with fine sediment, slight legs. Not much from the nose, dark fruit, v v faint caramel. On the palate lots of heat, which stayed, OK balance but structure a bit weak.

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Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by DRT » 01:04 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Drink now.

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Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by djewesbury » 22:37 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Decanted at 3 pm (drunk from around 4.30 pm onwards). 70%, a light pink ruby with orange. Nose spirit and light rubbery plum. Mouth light and juicy at the entry, with bitter spirit and wood.
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Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by AHB » 12:06 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Darker in colour than the blended Martinez 1994; just transparent in the centre and one of the more mature looking 1994s on show this evening. Pleasant nose, lots of roses and fresh red fruit; attractive if faint but swirling brings more. The fruit is slow to develop on the palate and is a little light, but is delicious and elegant. The tannins are a little dry and not yet well integrated, but more time will soften and improve this wine. Gentle and fruity on the aftertaste, with a long green-tannin and lemon-zest dominated finish. A lovely wine with lots of life ahead of it. 89/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
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