1922 Martinez

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by jdaw1 » 11:35 Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mz22. Orange-brown, 20% opaque. Nose had brown sugar and some varnish. Palate soft and light, with a faint hint of the same varnish. Long past prime, but ageing gracefully.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by djewesbury » 12:28 Sat 13 Dec 2014

Mid-light chestnut / walnut - pinky-orange, only about 10% opaque. The nose had light varnish and some raspberries. This was really juicy, lovely and light with a long finish of spice and heat. Slightly too peppery.
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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by flash_uk » 22:18 Thu 18 Dec 2014

20% opacity, brown-orange. Very sharp nose, bit of varnish. Oily mouthfeel, sweetness early on the palate, a little thin but syrupy nonetheless. Quick to a spirituous finish.
An hour later, the nose had improved considerably to a much more rich honeycomb.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1922 Martinez

Post by AHB » 22:39 Sun 04 Jan 2015

Deep orange, mature; 30%. Wonderful orange concentrate and hibiscus on the nose, very expressive with some savoury notes. Later there was a slight dustiness to the nose but it was still delicious and attractive. A lovely texture with a gentle spiciness to the palate, with concentrated orange and floral perfume. Lovely concentration and great balance. A slight harshness to the aftertaste, then a delightful spiciness. A long lasting finish of sweet orange zest. 92/100.
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