1970 Martinez

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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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1970 Martinez vintage port

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 12:32 Fri 16 Jul 2010

Slightly darker than the Croft and slightly lighter than the Noval shown alongside this wine. Warm and spicy fruit on the nose, but quite faint. Good texture, with soft and orangey flavours hidden amongst lots of sweet strawberry. Tannins still showing gently with lively spiciness. Modest complexity, quite light bodied and acidic. Big aftertaste; long, lively and spicy finish. A wine to be drunk rather than kept. 85/100. Drunk 15 July 2010.
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)

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Chris Doty
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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Re: 1970 Martinez vintage port

Post by Chris Doty » 14:51 Wed 04 Aug 2010

Quite spicy and alcoholic. Lacks fruit and focus. I found this to be a middling effort and couldn't be bothered to write more comprehensive notes describing it. 85 points

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