1970 Martinez

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1970 Martinez

Post by AHB » 13:45 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Tasted at a Blind Emergency on 1st August 2017.

UK bottled by Gilbey Vintners, 1 York Gate, London NW1.

Mature red colour with gentle pigmentation; 30% opaque. A slight medicinal tone shows on the nose, a nose which is sticky, slightly chocolatey and full of bitter juniper berries. A lovely texture in the mouth, light-bodied with gentle fruit and delicate elegance. Light and frgrant in style and surprisingly dry. A wonderful aftertaste, full of sweet red chews and a long, lingering finish that is full of sweet redcurrants before showing some heat and then an interesting dryness. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1963. 88/100. 01-Aug-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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