1970 Martinez

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Martinez

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PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by PhilW » 11:59 Sat 24 Sep 2011

Very full and spicy flavour, but ruined for me by VA. Possibly very good without the VA.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by AHB » 16:25 Mon 26 Sep 2011

Mid red colour, pale rim; 40% opaque. Typical Martinez nose of candied cherry and huge perfume due to a slight touch of VA or perhaps bake. Restrained flavours on the palate, very sweet on the mid-palate with masses of candied cherry. Modest aftertaste and a soft finish of modest length. This is tasty port that makes for good, current drinking. 86/100.
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by DRT » 17:39 Mon 26 Sep 2011

Dull nose. Thick, very smooth and very sweet with some dry tannin in the finish. Excellent port, needs time in the decanter/glass.
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