- Dow 1980
- Posts: 2983
- Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
- Location: Near Cambridge, UK
On Wednesday 26th
November 2014 we held a vertical tasting of Martinez vintage ports from 1922-1997,
located in the brasserie room at Davy's at Woolgate
- Cockburn 1900
- Posts: 21880
- Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
- Location: London
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.
- Graham’s 1970
- Posts: 8159
- Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
- Location: Belfast
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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- Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
- Posts: 3263
- Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
- Location: London
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.
- Fonseca 1963
- Posts: 12593
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
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.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)