1958 Martinez

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jdaw1
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1958 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sat 31 May 2014

Oscar Quevedo was in London, so we opened some 1958s.

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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 21:03 Tue 03 Jun 2014

Mz58, originally β = beta. Glorious red, 40% opaque. Nose of burnt sugar. A biggish with strawberry and cherry at start. Then fades, lighter mid- and late-palate

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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by oscar quevedo » 12:42 Fri 06 Jun 2014

Bright cherry ruby colour. THe freshest and more intense flavours of all. Sweet and a bit alcoholic on the palate, ripped fruit, rich and long.

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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by AHB » 15:52 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Very dark in colour, deep red and looking to be in early maturity. 50% opaque. Very closed nose, showing simply a little spirit and iodine. This initially shows restrained fruit and lots of evolved elderberry. A harshness to the fruit from the acidity, but the acidity supports the fruit and there are still some gentle tannins. Wonderful strawberry aftertaste and a great finish af good length. Served blind this was guessed to be Constantino. Beta. 88/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by idj123 » 13:29 Mon 09 Jun 2014

Noticeably darker than the other offerings but showing balanced ripe fruit with a little liveliness and a nice finish. Likely to be still kicking after its compatriots have faded away.

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