1958 Martinez

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PopulusTremula
Niepoort LBV
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1958 Martinez

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:52 Thu 31 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 29th July 2014 a group of us gathered for an informal evening in The Bung Hole, each having brought a bottle to share blind.

1994 Tesco (double dagger, MPM)
1980 Gould Campbell (RPA)
1970 Fonseca (THRA)
1970 Warre (CPR 1)
1970 Taylor (MPM)
1963 Gould Campbell (AHB)
1958 Martinez (MW)
1983 Barca Velha (MW)

PopulusTremula
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by PopulusTremula » 09:37 Thu 31 Jul 2014

Dark for its age, easily on par with the ports from 1970. Aromatic and ethereal on the nose with red fruit, vanilla and brandy notes. Really pleasant mouthfeel, palate coating silkyness, good amount of fruit remaining and then that lovely heat. Long aftertaste.

A very good port, remarkably so when considering the shipper and the vintage. 93 points.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by AHB » 13:49 Mon 04 Aug 2014

Mid red in colour, with a mature rose rim; 50% opaque. Lovely sweet nose providing a perfect combination of generous spice and luxurious fruit-cake. Sweet fruit dominates the palate, with a lovely balance - sweet and luscious fruit but with a wonderful nutmeg spice to it. Big and powerful on the aftertaste, initially full of heat but the a fabulous long, red licorice and white pepper finish. Great texture and still with noticeable tannins and a distinct spice. Very sweet and sticky (in a good way) at the end of the finish. Very fine port. Served blind this was guessed to be Niepoort 1970. 91/100. Drunk 29-Jul-14. 6½ hours double decanted.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 10:28 Tue 05 Aug 2014

Was enjoying the port very much by now, so TNs getting more sparse!

40% opacity, red. In the mouth, red berries, clean and fresh, honeycomb. Very clean and smooth on the palate, sweetness then a long long chocolate finish. Very nice indeed.

idj123
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by idj123 » 12:57 Tue 05 Aug 2014

Red berries-not elderberries perchance!?

LGTrotter
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by LGTrotter » 17:45 Tue 05 Aug 2014

idj123 wrote:Red berries-not elderberries perchance!?
You know that was exactly my thought.

But it looks like baga/jeripoga triumphed again.

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Re: 1958 Martinez

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djewesbury
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Re: 1958 Martinez

Post by djewesbury » 18:37 Tue 05 Aug 2014

That's jeropiga. But I like your version more.
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