1955 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1955 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 16:28 Thu 27 Nov 2014


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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 11:41 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz55. Red, 40% opaque. Nose slightly woody. Palate mid-weight, soft and light, and again woody. Others liked this more than did I. Indeed, I swapped my ’55 for Axel’s ’58, both of us liking the deal.

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djewesbury
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by djewesbury » 12:33 Sat 13 Dec 2014

Good red shade, still very light, only about 20%. Slightly varnishy nose with soft cherries behind. In the mouth this was dry, I wrote ‘cigars’, and gave this 3 out of 5 stars.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 22:31 Thu 18 Dec 2014

40% opacity, brown-orange. Faint menthol and a freshness to the nose. In the mouth, smooth entry, just a little heat then a dryish finish.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:43 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Glowing deep red, powerful colour; 60%. Slightly subdued nose, quite harsh and woody - smelling of birch sap and bitter citrus. Delightful texture, velvet on the tongue. Big and flavoursome palate with lovely a balance; delicious floral complexity on the aftertaste and then a very, very long finish. Very fine mature port. 95/100.
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