Mixed lot - 1977 Manuel De Almeida Martha Garrafeira Particular & 1994 Martinez Vintage Port - 2 Bottles (0.75L)

Description
Mixed lot - 1977 Manuel De Almeida Martha Garrafeira Particular & 1994 Martinez Vintage Port - 2 Bottles (0.75L)
Port - Portugal

Excellent levels for age!!

What is Garrafeira Port? This is a very rare style of Port many Port lovers have never heard of it, and even fewer have ever tasted one. Literally the word garrafeira translates to bottle cellar, private wine cellar or bottle rack in Portuguese. Do not confuse this typical table wine in Portugal. After aging in wood for three to six years the wine is transferred to glass demijohns ("bon bons") which can vary (in the Niepoort Lodge) from seven to eleven liters apiece, and the ageing process continues in glass. This type of aging adds a unique character known as "cheiro has garrafa" (translates to: savour or essence of the bottle) which is derived from prolonged direct contact with the glass demijohns. Further aging in the demijohns, sometimes for well over 50 years helps to produce a seamless, smooth Port that is delicate, fresh and possesses great finesse.

1994 Martinez Vintage Port 95 Point by Robert Parker

Lot details
Mixed lot
Yes
Type
Port
Producer, Name of wine
1977 Manuel De Almeida Martha Garrafeira Particular & 1994 Martinez Vintage Port
Number of bottles
2
Bottle size
Bottles (0.75L)
Country
Portugal
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, neck fill level
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
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