1997 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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1997 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 16:33 Thu 27 Nov 2014


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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1997 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 12:09 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz97. Dark red. Nose dirty. Actually nose so dirty, like ’85 and ’94, that not tasted.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1997 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 22:53 Tue 23 Dec 2014

50% opacity, dark red, bit cloudy. Jammy nose. As with the '94, sweet in the mouth, jam, tea and tannin!

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1997 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:56 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Deep red with a thin rose rim, 90% opaque. Sweet purple plums and caramel on the nose; later this became slightly sharper. Nice balance on entry with good levels of fruit - more than the '94 alongside - and some very pleasing floral tones. Quite delicious on the palate. Soft aftertaste with a very fragrant finish. Promising young port. 92/100.
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