1970 Martinez

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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rich_n
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1970 Martinez

Post by rich_n » 15:31 Sun 22 Dec 2019

An informal pre-Christmas tasting of ports with the theme "A bottle of port which cost you less than £25", as suggested by winesecretary and organised (with plenty of help from others) by richn.

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rich_n
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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by rich_n » 15:55 Sun 22 Dec 2019

This was Charles' bottle. Not much on the nose and not a big flavour on the palate, subtle and soft fruit with a little redcurrant. Quite spirit heavy and with a heavily acidic citrus cutting through. Good.

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Re: 1970 Martinez

Post by winesecretary » 22:25 Sun 22 Dec 2019

Full red colour. Strawberries on the nose. Quite spicy on the palate, and quite long. Not over-sweet. Very good. WOTN. I guessed Malvedos 1992, which just reminds one of how blind tasting is a spur to humility, not least because (i) the first thing I wrote down was 'Dow 1970?' and (ii) I brought another (admittedly rather differently presenting) bottle of the same wine.

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