1970 Martinez

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1970 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:33 Mon 28 Mar 2016

Polished redwood in colour, glowing in appearance; 40% opaque. Lovely nose of spices and cinnamon over the top of sweet, candied cherries. Balanced entry but this port gets into its stride in the complex midpalate that brings together the sweet=, candied cherry with nutmeg and ginger. The tannins are all but gone, melded into the flavours of the sweet fruit but there is sufficient acidity to keep the balance. The aftertaste is dominated by the candied cherries but with a delicious floral finish at the end - if you can be patient enough to reach the end of the finish! Delicious, mature port made in a balanced and elegant style. 91/100. Drunk 28-Mar-16.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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