NV Martinez Crusted 1973

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by PhilW » 16:30 Thu 27 Nov 2014


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jdaw1
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Re: NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by jdaw1 » 11:54 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz73 crusted. Orange-red, 20% opaque. Lots of varnish on nose. Palate had too much varnish, but fair size, especially for a crusted. Drink up.

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Re: NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by djewesbury » 12:39 Sat 13 Dec 2014

This was interesting! It was a noticeably browner, lighter shade to the vintages around it. Light jelly with cherries and raspberries in the nose, with a very dry mouth, again of cherries. Pleasant.
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flash_uk
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Re: NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by flash_uk » 22:47 Tue 23 Dec 2014

30% opacity, orange brown. A little varnish on the nose. Gentle heat all the way through and a quick dry finish.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: NV Martinez Crusted 1973

Post by AHB » 22:57 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Mature, red-gold in colour; 20% opaque. Dirty on the nose, full of mothballs or naphthalene. Later this faded on the nose to deliver a gentle fruit. Modest bodied, gentle and mature fruit flavours. Gentle and elegant but a touch simple, a lovely gentle raisin and apricot. Soft and gentle on the finish. A delightful and elegant sipping port. 87/100.
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