1994 Martinez

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jdaw1
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1994 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 12:36 Wed 05 Mar 2014

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

Post by jdaw1 » 13:31 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Mz94. The third palest, being about 60% opaque. Nose stinky. Palate texture rough, heat mid-palate, and then fades. A workaday Port of no great merit.

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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 20:43 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Decanted 1-2 hours prior. 70% opacity, not much leg, good clear rim. Nothing much on the nose, hints of spice - cinnamon, cloves. In the mouth, heat in the middle with acidity which fades away to a caramel finish. Fruitiness behind the het in the middle.

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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by DRT » 01:05 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Nice weight and smooth - good dark fruit on the palate but lots of heat in the finish.

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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by djewesbury » 22:36 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Decanted at 3 pm (drunk around 4.30 pm onwards). 70%, quite orangey colour. Unexciting nose. Thin, varnishy, unpleasant.
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Re: 1994 Martinez

Post by AHB » 12:13 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Almost opaque, with a wide transparent rim; mature appearance - but only just. Limited on the nose, some modest fruit, but this has a lovely texture on the palate. Medium-bodied with lots of delicious fruit and gentle dry tannins. Gentle fruit lasts a long time on the aftertaste and finish. A lovely elegance with lots of potential for future improvement. will last many years. 89/100. 3 hour decant.
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