1970 Martinez

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1970 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 10:38 Mon 18 Apr 2016

Ruby red 40% opaque, lovely smell and taste immediately post-decant; would have been happy with this as pop'n'pour, though it was actually drunk 12 hours post-decant. Right at the sweet end of the port spectrum, but still balanced, candied fruit with hint of strawberry and also a medicinal element on the initial taste (though no following "nyang"). Gentle and delicate rather than powerhouse, with good length and soft lip-smacking finish. Very good port.
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Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by Glenn E. » 17:09 Mon 18 Apr 2016

The first VP I ever purchased (along with a '77 Royal Oporto) and I still have the bottle. I wonder when I'll open it?

Based on your note, would it be fair to compare this to a typical Ferreira VP style?
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 08:04 Tue 19 Apr 2016

Glenn E. wrote:Based on your note, would it be fair to compare this to a typical Ferreira VP style?
I haven't had enough Ferreira to be able to make that judgement; it's a house I see very little of in the UK.
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