1970 Martinez

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1970 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 16:30 Thu 27 Nov 2014


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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 11:53 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz70. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Palate quite dry, red cherry behind. Small heat, and a faint ending. Pleasant, but a port of this vintage should be bigger and fuller.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 22:46 Tue 23 Dec 2014

40%, red brown. Nose quite sharp. Smooth in the mouth, sweet, not a huge finish...

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:49 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Medium red colour, with some bricking; 50% opaque. Lovely rich redcurrant jelly on the nose, delicious and attractive. Medium bodied, full of fruit flavour on impact and on the mid-palate. The late palate is more dry with a surprising presence of tannins giving a good structural presence. Heat and acidity on the aftertaste, which take a long time to settle down but eventually deliver a big, long and slightly bitter aftertaste and finish. 92/100.
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