1987 Martinez

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1987 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.

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Re: 1987 Martinez

Post by AHB » 17:03 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Deep red with no bricking, 90% opaque. Deep and dirty briar fruits with lots of violet cream. Chocolate Bourbons on entry, full of spice and life with plenty of red fruit. A lovely acidity and the ghost of dusty tannins, but dominated by the fruit. Some acidity and heat shows on the aftertaste before the sweet tinned red cherry pie filling takes over, supported by dark chocolate tannins. Still youthful but with plenty of promise. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1991. 91/100. Drunk 19-Apr-17. Decanted 7 hours.
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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