1985 Martinez

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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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1985 Martinez

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Tasted at a Blind Emergency on 1st August 2017.

Warm brick colour, 50% opaque. Delicious warm fruit on the nose, baked rapberries which smell delicious and slightly spiced. Sweet, fruity and slightly caramelised on entry. Lots of fruit on the mid-palate, fruit which is ripe and mature. A wonderful texture which is slightly thick. Fruity yet also flowery and full of licorice on the finish. A great length and a great finish. This is one of the best bottles of Martinez 1985 I have ever tasted: fragrant, elegant and delightful drinking. 93/100. 01-Aug-17.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1985 Martinez

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Mz85. Dark red, 70% opaque. Big; black pepper behind; big sticky plums. Needs another decade.

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